Cats develop close relationships with the people who provide them with food, water, comfort, and protection. They treat their preferred person equally.
Cats rub their cheeks, chins, or heads against you to express affection and mark you with pheromones to make you their own.
"A cat's slow blink, which conveys affection and calm, is comparable to a kiss. If you blink slowly, they might even react to you, elevating you to the status of a VIP."
When they feel safe, cats will curl up in your lap or on your chest in bed. They make a purring hot water bottle and are content with physical contact.
"For milk flow, cats knead as they did while breastfeeding. Even as adults, they still exhibit joy and fulfilment, especially while sitting on laps."
"Cats licking you, especially in your hair or ears, indicates trust and grooming. Group grooming in families with multiple cats = loyalty. Solid ties lead to societal acceptance."
If your cat follows you everywhere, including to the toilet, it's a sign of affection and a desire to be with you.
"Giving toys or prey is how cats express their love. They do it to make you a part of their family and share their happiness."
When being caressed, cats purr and nuzzle to express their contentment and joy.
Be ready to make a long-term dedication to your new cat. Cats can live for 15 years or more, so make sure you're prepared to care for your cat for the rest of their existence.