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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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