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People are questioning their relationships after discovering 'black cat and golden retriever' dating theory

People are questioning their relationships after discovering 'black cat and golden retriever' dating theory

Apparently, this is a great way to work out if your relationship is successful or not

Another day, another TikTok that teaches us more about relationships than we ever thought we could know.

Forget the glitter trap, or how to spot ‘cheater energy’, or even what kind of rules we should be giving our significant other.

This time, it’s all about animals and which kind we are in relationships. But the conversation has moved on a lot since ‘spirit animals.’ Now, we’re talking house pets.

TikToker Olga Safari took to the video sharing platform to share her theory on ‘black cat and golden retriever couples’.

The TikToker promises she has the key to successful relationships.

You may rightfully be thinking ‘what on earth is that?’

Well, the weird part is, when she explains it, it starts to make a bit more sense.

What are ‘black cat and golden retriever couples'?

Olga says: “If you don’t know, the golden retriever is the person who is doing the chasing in the relationship and the black cat is the one getting chased.

“A lot of the time in healthy, successful relationships, the guy is the golden retriever chasing the black cat.

“The women that are the black cats, the ones getting chased, tend to have more successful and much happier relationships when the guy is the golden retriever.”

She then adds: “Let me tell you from first-hand experience, when I’m the golden retriever - it doesn’t work out.

“You just don’t wanna be a golden retriever girlfriend. I promise you.”

The idea of 'black cat and golden retriever' couples has been doing the rounds on TikTok for a few years, and also refers to couples where one partner is an extrovert with a sunny personality and the other is a more aloof, enigmatic type.

Travis Kelce, according to the internet, is a golden retriever boyfriend, for his generally laidback energy and dogged devotion to Taylor Swift.

The video has divided the internet and gone viral, receiving over 45,000 likes.

One user wrote in response: “I’m definitely a black cat and hubby is the golden retriever and we are happy.”

Another said: ”In my last relationship, I was the black cat and the guy was the golden retriever. Still didn't work. It's not that simple!”

A third added: “I don’t like getting chased it gives me desperation which gives me an ick so I need a black cat.”

And another person simply wrote: “I feel like being a black cat is tiring. I just want to be babied.”

I guess there’s still more to learn, after all.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@olga.safari

Topics: Sex and Relationships, TikTok