Tuesday, May 7, 2013

News Of The Day: Carrying A Guitar Will Help You Get Laid

You don't even have to play it. From the DailyMail (UK).
Scientists find that carrying a guitar increases your chance of getting a date by a third

by Victoria Woollaston
May 7, 2013

Carrying a guitar can increase the chances of you getting a date by a third, according to a study by researchers from the University of South Brittany.

The study found that women were 31% more likely to give their number to a man carrying a guitar-- double the amount of people who would give their number to the same man when he was empty-handed.

The study was led by Professor Nicolas Gueguen, a researcher in behavioural sciences at the University.

Gueguen hired a 20-year-old man to approach 300 women aged between 18 and 22 in a shopping centre in Brittany. The man told each girl that they were 'really pretty' and asked for her phone number so they could arrange a date.

For the first 100 women he was holding a sports bag. For the next 100 women he approached them holding a guitar case. And for the final 100 women, the man had nothing in his hands.

When the actor was carrying the guitar case, 31% of the women gave them his number. When he was carrying nothing, 14% of the women gave them his number. The biggest turn off for the women was when he was carrying the sports bag, which had a success rate of only 9%.

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  1. This reminds me of the lyrics to a John Denver song: "This old guitar gave me my lovely lady.
    It opened up her eyes and ears to me."

    Only 9% success rate for the guy when he carried a sports bag--that part made me laugh. I wonder if he smelled all sweaty too. :)

  2. I think I'll try that, but I'm wearing a shirt.



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