Fellas, if you’re trying to impress a girl consider picking up a guitar. It turns out ladies love a guy with a guitar.
A study straight out of France, you know, the most romantic place in the world, found that a man is more attractive to the opposite sex if there’s a guitar in his hand.
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The results confirm a similar study from Israel published last year.
From PS Magazine:
“One sunny Saturday afternoon, in the shopping district of a medium-sized French city, this good-looking guy approached 300 women (aged approximately 18 to 22). He introduced himself, declared, “I think you’re really pretty,” and asked for her phone number so they could arrange to have a drink. For one-third of these brief encounters, he was carrying what was clearly a guitar case. For another third he was holding a sports bag; for the final third, he was empty-handed.
The implication that he was a musician dramatically increased the actor’s appeal. When he was carrying the guitar case, 31 percent of the women gave him their number. This compares with nine percent when he was carrying the sports bag, and 14 percent when he was carrying nothing.”
The French researchers believe playing music is “perhaps associated with physical and intellectual abilities.” It also implies a work ethic.
Need more proof of the validity of the study? Just look at John Mayer. He carries a guitar and we’ve lost track of how many women he’s dated.
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