A Study Has Found: You, too, can train yourself to be a pickup artist

A good education goes a long way....

The art of flirtation doesn’t have to be a natural-born gift — a new study proves it can be learned.

According to Buzzfeed, the study was conducted by Andreas Baranowksi, a PhD student at Johannes Gutenberg University in Germany who was itching to get to the bottom of this age-old enigma. 17 men and 23 women went through about six hours of training on how to better pick-up potential mates by learning “evolutionary psychology principles” — what men and women find attractive about each other.

Men were told to use indirect approaches by opening a conversation with a question about something like music rather than a compliment about a woman’s appearance. They were also told to use their physical stature to indicate a high social status by making sweeping hand gestures and and touching others “non-reciprocally” (but this could get weird if you’re not good at it).

Women were told to send men clear signals that they were open to being approached, like smiling… over and over again. In fact, it could take up to 12 times for a man to finally get it (Seriously?).

Both genders were told to touch their love interest slightly in conversation. Then they were sent out to battle. Did the training pay off? Yes, both men and women actually doubled their typical success rates.

Men who usually got 1.07 phone numbers from women per hour on average were able to snag to 3.67 numbers. Women were offered drinks 3.1 times compared to their usual rate of 1.65 cocktail.

See? There is hope for you!



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

New York City agencies to provide healthcare, legal…

Child migrants who have recently arrived in New York City and are going through deportation hearings will now have access to services from multiple agencies,…

Local

Woman's body found floating in East River in…

A woman's body was found Tuesday morning floating in the East River near Clason Point in the Bronx. The NYPD responded to the scene shortly…

International

Hurricane Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, sparks looting

Hurricane Odile injured dozens of people, forced the evacuation of thousands and smashed shops open to looters in the popular tourist area of Baja, Mexico.

National

Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million…

By Lehar Maan(Reuters) - Apple Inc said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record 4 million…

Television

'Outlander' recap: Season 1, Episode 6: 'The Garrison…

Whipping, punching, kicking and a marriage contract. "Outlander" is not for the faint of heart this week with "The Garrison Commander."

The Word

The Word: Hey girl, it's a girl for…

It's a girl for Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, who reportedly welcomed a daughter last Friday, according to Us Weekly. The super-private couple managed to…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, Sept. 16: 'New Girl,'…

Check out the season premiere of "New Girl," as Jess competes with Jessica Biel for a guy's attentions.

Movies

Newsflash: Corey Stoll still not a man

In director Shaun Levy's "This Is Where I Leave You," Corey Stoll stars as the oldest of four adult children (the others are played by…

NFL

Tom Coughlin says Giants 'beat themselves' against Cardinals

Head coach Tom Coughlin, who had a day to cool off and reflect, still sounded like he had a gnawing feeling in his gut.

NFL

Marty Mornhinweg accepts blame for Jets timeout fiasco

Jets fans looking for a scapegoat for Sunday’s timeout fiasco found a willing party on Monday: Marty Mornhinweg.

NFL

3 things we learned in Jets loss to…

The wheels came off for the Jets, who gave up 21 unanswered points after a brilliant first 20 minutes in a 31-24 loss at the Packers.

NFL

Victor Cruz catches case of the drops in…

The Giants dropped a tough, 25-14, decision to the undermanned Cardinals Sunday in their home opener. And drop was the operative word of the day,…

Food

Where to find SweeTango apples

Introduced in 2009, SweeTango — a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar — is a sweet apple with plenty of crunch.

Style

London Fashion Week recap

London Fashion week gets in on the action with politics, heritage and summertime living.

Food

Padma Lakshmi's recipe for green mango curry

Padma Lakshmi shares her recipe for green mango curry in UNICEF's new book, "UNICHEF."

Travel

World's most hipster cities: Top 5

Travel blogger Adam Groffman tells us his picks for the Top 5 most hipster cities in the world.