Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Washington DC area
If you are wanting to get two, it is possible to find one that is more independent and one that is more people oriented. My Sassy enjoys a lot of alone time, while Buddy seldom leaves my side. And they adore each other, so it is possible to have 2 seemingly different cats get along well. And no, they don't have to be siblings. Buddy and Sassy aren't. Although, if you decide on two that are strangers, make sure to research how best to introduce them to each other.
I know very little about specific breeds, as all the cats I or my family have had were rescues or strays. Check out some local rescue agencies. Adoption coordinators can do wonders with introducing you to the cats you are hoping for. Meet a few before you decide. I firmly believe you know when a cat is right for you and the cat knows it, too.
Best of luck!