Saturday, May 11, 2013

Always carry a guitar - if you're male

According to recent research women find musicians more attractive than non-musicians. And much more attractive than sporting types.

The research was based on sending a 20-year-old out in the streets to approach young women and ask for their phone numbers. He had the most success when carrying a guitar case - see, you don't even have to know how to play it - and least with a sports bag.

But this was French research. I imagine a sultry French guitarist with a Gauloise hanging from his lip would look fairly attractive. And I hate cigarette smoke.

It didn't work the other way around though i.e. men weren't  more attracted to women carrying musical instruments than those without. No great surprise there: men have much simpler needs.


Ole Phat Stu said...

I'd go for a girl who can play a tenor recorder well ;-)

Furtheron said...

Cobblers! I've been a guitarist walking about regularly with guitar cases for 40 years and trust me it has never made me more attractive to the fair sex. Well one exception, Mrs F, came to see a big band jazz band in Feb 1981 in which I was the guitarist, a few days later she became my girlfriend! ;-)

Liz said...

See, furtheron, it's true!

nick said...

Or maybe more complex needs - I'd like to see some evidence that the woman could actually play a musical instrument rather than jumping to conclusions over a (possibly empty) guitar case.