A friend of ours recently brought to our attention an article in “Men’s Fitness Magazine” focusing on the attractiveness for women of men who play guitar. The article, written by Yelena Moroz Alpert, is entitled “Study: Women More Attracted to Guys Who Play Guitar” and leads with the tease: “Want to score major points with the opposite sex? Pick up a guitar. New research suggests that women find men with musical prowess more attractive.”
The “Men’s Fitness” article cites a study in the journal, “Psychology of Music“: “According to a study published in Psychology of Music, a woman is more likely to give her number to a guy carrying a guitar case than a man holding a gym bag. For the experiment, an attractive man approached 300 women and after complimenting them, asked for their phone numbers. He did this in three different scenarios: holding a guitar case, toting a sports bag, or not carrying anything at all. Over a third of the women gave their digits when the guy was carrying the guitar case, 14 percent responded positively when he was empty handed, and only 9 percent shared their number when a gym bag was in sight.”
Rock stars such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townsend have been quoted as saying that they started playing guitar because they wanted to meet girls, and it’s fair to say that their hypothesis proved correct. We can’t help but wonder how many other guys who pursued guitar playing had the same thing in mind. That you’d also benefit from the pleasure of entertaining yourself and evolving your personality by playing guitar is just an added plus to the already substantial motivation of meeting girls.
With many ads and promos for learning how to play guitar being woven into our cultural background, it’s no secret that every boy or man who has ever picked up a guitar has, at the very least, in the back of his mind, the fantasy of attracting girls and women. Reports of whether or not the same is true for guitar playing girls and women attracting an adoring entourage of boys and men has not been as publicly acknowledged, but we’d love to know.
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