Single dudes: Are you holding a guitar at this moment? If not, you are not reaching your Maximum Attractiveness Potential, according to two (2) recently published studies.
Here's the French study:
Specifically, researchers took an incredibly gutsy 20-year-old actor and had him introduce himself to 300 young women between about 18 and 22, say "I think you're really pretty," and ask for each of their numbers. One-third of the time he was carrying a guitar case, one-third of the time a sports bag, and one-third of the time nothing. About 31 percent of the women gave him their number when he had the guitar, compared to nine percent when he had the gym bag and 14 percent when he was carrying nothing.
In the study out of Israel, researchers had a Facebook profile with a photo of a man send friend requests to 100 single female students at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University. Half the time, the profile featured a boring non-guitar guy, and half the time the profile had a dude strumming a guitar. Only five out of 50 accepted the request from the guitar-less profile, but 14 out of 50 responded positively to the profile with the guitar.
Note: you don't actually need to play the guitar, apparently. Just carry it around with you and wait for the ladies to hurl their numbers at you.
The effect is not just limited to guys. Girls with guitars are very sexy.
I’d like to see an experiment done with someone holding a $100 bill!
I'm sure the sexy factor would dissipate immediately when they ask you to play something and you tell them that you're just carrying it around/just started learning.
A guitar is associated with entertainment. There are a thousand more tactics such as these that easily get a womans attention. Wearing punk rock clothes when everyone eles are in suits or wearing a suit when everyone else are in punk rock clothes. Having tatoos and piercings when no one else does also effective attract women. A woman wearing a mini skirt when all the other ladies have ball room dresses on gets lots of attention. A gorgeous woman wearing a bathing suit at a nude beach gets more attention than the beautiful girls that are naked. On a facebook profile you can be holding snow skiis or be on a sailboat or anything that shows you have something going on in your life and get good responses. Seems to me that the french study needs to broaden their horizon on what makes the guy most attractive. I have mastered attraction a long time ago and I don't have to have a guitar to do it.
By the way, having a fake paparazzi taking pictures and camcording you as you ask for the girls number is creates ten times more powerful attraction than just a guitar case.
looks like we've found the God's gift to women missing link! aren't you something. do you have any talents other than being overwhelmingly attractive to the opposite sex, or any sex for that matter?