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

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

Abstract

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.

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Toddy Cat says May 2, 2013

Not surprising. This is why every guy back in the 60’s – 70’s wanted to play a guitar, or at least own one.

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