“Guys think, ‘If I can tame a tiger, then I’m worth dating — and I could tame you,’” Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger told The Wall Street Journal last month in an attempt to explain the recent phenomenon of men posing on Tinder and OKCupid with wild cats. (It also opens the door for the uncomfortable “pussy” joke. Just stop. Don’t.) There’s even a Tumblr. But now New York State wants to outlaw the animal selfies for “safety” reasons — stamping out a corny dating-app game is just a bonus.
The New York Post reports that Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal’s bill, which bans posing with tigers at circuses and county fairs, passed the State Senate and Assembly, leaving it all up to Governor Cuomo. “They can still pose with bears and monkeys,” Rosenthal said. “They just have to take big cats off their list.”
“I feel bad now,” an unnecessarily sympathetic Rosenthal staffer added. “We’re killing bros’ dreams and chances of being laid!” Trust us, it’s for the best. Quirky props, especially living ones, are never the answer to one’s dating woes.