Posts Tagged ‘courtship’

Women are more attracted to guitarists than sporty guys

May 9, 2013

Men’s music ability and attractiveness to women in a real-life courtship context

From Psychology of Music

It is apparent that music plays a role in sexual selection. This study carried out an experiment in a real-life setting and showed that women approached in the street for their phone number agreed more readily with the request when the man asking was a young man holding a guitar case in his hands rather than a sports bag in his hands or had no bag at all.


Love ballads leave women more open to romance

December 21, 2010

‘Love is in the air’: Effects of songs with romantic lyrics on compliance with a courtship request

From Psychology of Music

If you’re having trouble getting a date, French researchers suggest that picking the right soundtrack could improve the odds. There’s plenty of research indicating that the media affects our behavior but this study specifically tested the power of romantic lyrics on 18-20 year old single females by exposing them to romantic background music in a waiting area before meeting men as part of the experiment. Researchers discovered that romantic love songs did make a difference. Women were more prepared to give their number to an ‘average’ young man after listening to romantic background music.


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