03/09/2015 04:07 EDT | Updated 05/09/2015 05:59 EDT

Are You a Cat or a Dog in Relationships?

John Lund

Did you know that your family pet holds all of the answers to your love life? Believe it or not, but when it comes to relationships, you are just like your cat or dog. It's simply a matter of figuring out which animal resembles you the most.

After 20 years of dating and over 100 relationships later, I have created "The Milk and Bone Theory." Once you figure out if you dig for bones or crave bowls of milk, your path to love with be a much smoother ride. "The Milk and Bone Theory" is based on the concept that in every relationship a person takes on the traits of a cat or a dog.

It's easy, take a close look at the behaviour of cats and dogs, notice which qualities you share with both animals. You will most likely have commonalities with one more than the other. Here are five ways to tell if you are a cat or a dog in a relationships:

You may be dog if you:

1. Need a lot of attention.

Example: Regular daily texts, public displays of affection, love being loved etc.

2. Fall in love easily

Example: Every person you meet has the potential to be the one. You are sensitive and believe in love.

3. Experience real heartbreak

Example: When you go through a breakup -- you are a mess. You either isolate yourself for days and then hit the bars hoping that the best way to get over someone is get under someone else.

4. Love taking care of others

Example: You are generally always the caregiver.

5.You are a people pleaser.

Example: You enjoy keeping the peace in your relationship and tend to do thoughtful things for your partner.

You may be a cat if:

1. You are independent.

Example: You love being on your own and love having the freedom to do whatever you want, when you want.

2. You expect to be treated well.

Example: You know that you deserve the best and are willing to wait for it.

3. Only a few people are really close to you.

Example: You are great at keeping secrets and tend to be a bit guarded in relationships.

4. Your partner caters to you.

Example: In relationships, your partner tends to go out of their way to do things for you. You enjoy it and that's the way it should be.

5. You like companionship but on your terms

Example: You can only cuddle on the couch for so long, you tend to feel smothered if someone gives you too much, too fast.

Congrats! Once you figure out if you are a dog or cat, then you can seek out a partner that will meet and understand your needs.