Apparently, making eye-contact with your cat makes them hate you 3 years ago

Apparently, making eye-contact with your cat makes them hate you

Of course it does.

Cats aren't exactly the friendliest of pets.

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They're a bit standoffish, they like doing their own thing, they're not the biggest fans of humans in general.

It's grand like, we've come to accept them for what they are. Evil.

As it turns out though, there are plenty of reasons why a cat might come to hate their human - and one of those reasons is because the human made eye-contact with them.

Yeah, honestly.

According to Feline Forever, holding sustained eye contact - or just any eye contact at all - with your cat is a way to establish dominance... and cats, a lot of the time, do not like being dominated.

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They say:

"If you often avert your gaze your cat may assume that she is the dominant party in the relationship! For this reason, many cats can find sustained direct eye contact to be aggressive.

"If you do not know a cat well, do not stare at her too much or you could make her nervous."

However, the website says if a cat already like you, they might meow and pester you to make you look at them because they want to be dominated.

Basically, it's all very complicated and you should just assume that all cats hate you at all times.