A soundtrack for love

12 Aug

French researchers have recently proven that listening to songs of amour make women more open to romance, regardless of their suitor’s appearance.

Their study involved 86 single, straight women who thought they were taste-testing organic biscuits. As each woman sat waiting for her turn, either a love ballad or a nondescript song played in the background. When the woman entered the tasting room, she sampled biscuits with another “participant”, a man who’d been hired based on his looks being deemed ‘average’ (Do you think he was insulted?). After a quick chat, the man asked the woman for her phone number. Fifty-two percent of the women who’d listened to the love ballad gave him their number, as opposed to 28% of the those who’d heard Track B.

So the researchers concluded that listening to love-tunes will make you more open to falling for someone. I can’t help but wonder how crushed the women were when they found out they’d been set up. Hopefully there’s a French equivalent to Love Song Dedications to help them through the pain…

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4 Responses to “A soundtrack for love”

  1. Jeremy Lebor August 13, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    Hey Lucie, another great post. I see you have got that ‘love thing’ going on… If you get five mins, take a look at my latest post http://jeremylebor.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/love-is-the-only-kind-of-fire-not-covered-by-insurance/(not obligatory though!) – I like your fresh perspective on stuff! – I have subscribed to your site.

    • Lucie Stevens August 16, 2010 at 7:27 pm #

      Thanks Jeremy – I love having a man’s insight available for all my wing-girls so feel free to leave comments if you think I’m on the wrong track. I look forward to reading more of your posts too.

      • Jeremy Lebor August 16, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

        No problem Lucie… happy to help, but us Englishmen are not known for their directness… however, I’m the exception, so I will always tell you as it is… Wing girl? love that expression!!

  2. Jeremy Lebor August 15, 2010 at 1:55 am #

    Sorry Lucie, I gave you the worng link… If you get a chance, have a look! http://jeremylebor.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/love-is-the-only-kind-of-fire-not-covered-by-insurance/

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