or a long time, it was always assumed that women found musicians more attractive than regular men, and now, there are studies that confirm the theory. In a study conducted at Universate de Bretagne-Sud, a physically attractive 20 year old man was sent out to hit on 300 women, using a script that was given to him. 31 percent of the women he hit on when he was holding a guitar gave him their number, compared to 14 percent when he wasn’t carrying anything. When he was carrying a gym bag, he only got the phone numbers of 9 percent of the women he hit on.

In another study, Facebook friend requests which read “Hey, what’s up? I like your photo,” were sent out to college age women, the profile with a the man strumming a guitar got three times the request acceptance rate as a picture of the man without the guitar. The reverse of the study was conducted, but it didn’t make a difference to men if the woman had a guitar or not.

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The results of this study beg the question of what exactly makes women more attracted to men who play the guitar? The researchers in France had a theory that playing music is associated with intellectual and physical abilities, which females believe are good qualities in a prospective partner or mate.

The ability to play a guitar also implies that the man has a strong work ethic, because it takes a lot of time and patience to learn how to play the guitar. Another theory is that seeing a man with a guitar case projects the image of successful musicians, which puts the concepts of status and wealth in the woman’s mind.

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The best explanation for why women are more attracted to guitar players is given in a paper published by John Manning and Vanessa Sluming, two researchers who provided evidence of a link between musical ability and testosterone. They believe that testosterone enhances the growth of the right hemisphere of the brain, which facilitates musical ability.

There is still a lot of research to be done on this subject, because there are still a lot of unanswered questions, like if the female’s attraction to a man who plays a guitar is a short or long term deal. The one thing that every man needs to know for now is that the ability to play a guitar increases their attractiveness in the eyes of women, which is a good reason to start taking some guitar lessons.

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