Jun 21st 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
The key to getting a woman to give you her digits may be to make sure she's just heard a love song before you ask.
French researchers lured 87 women between the ages of 18 and 20
into their offices under the pretense that they would be participating in a cookie taste test. While in the waiting room before the test, the women either heard a love song or a tune that didn't touch on romantic themes.
After they ate their cookies, the test's administrator, who was an average looking 20-year-old man, read each woman a script during which he requested their phone numbers, so he could call them up to schedule a romantic date later in the week.
Of the study participants, 52 percent of the women who had heard the love song in the waiting room coughed up their digits; whereas only 28 percent who were played the neutral song did.
So there you go: A simple way to double your dating that doesn't involve mean put-downs or a goofy hat. (Oh, but you might want to bring some cookies, too.)