Women are Attracted to Musicians, French Study Reports

I’d like to contribute this data point to the study.
It’s still the best accordion picture ever.

The abstract for a study conducted by three French researchers and published in the journal Psychology of Music has a rather dry way of putting it:

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

This experiment tested the assumption that music plays a role in sexual selection. Three hundred young women were solicited in the street for their phone number by a young male confederate who held either a guitar case or a sports bag in his hands or had no bag at all. Results showed that holding a guitar case was associated with greater compliance to the request, thus suggesting that musical practice is associated with sexual selection.

Simply put: Ladies love musicians! I could’ve told you that, and the Globe and Mail explains the study in more detail.

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