If you were interested in a girl and found out your allergies act up very bad when you're around her cats/dogs would that make you not interested anymore or would you put up with it and just take allergy medications? My cats aren't going anywhere so if the guys chooses to not take the medications... That thread is dealing with if women who have too many cats have a mental illness...
If a guys play his cards right, your cat has the potential to fast track him to your heart. We’re better in bed because, “we’re used to being scratched and clawed,” (perhaps not a universal pro! But cats do wrap us around their little paw, so I can imagine how they, “teach us to find a mate who will cater to our every need…” Now that I can get on board with! 2 is actually a Pro when it comes to weeding out men, so the cats have this one locked down.
Do not turn him in to a shelter—there’s no guarantee an 8-year-old cat will be placed, and you are obligated to be the one to get him in a good situation.
But you could contact some rescue groups and see if they will let you use their resources on his behalf, as long as they agree you can keep him until a new owner turns up.
So start implementing it by asking which one of them will be the person to give your cat a good home.
If none of them volunteers, then stop listening to them and start immediately finding your cat a loving owner.