Women find men more sexually attractive after listening to ‘highly arousing’ music, new research suggests.
Romantic attraction is a complicated thing but when it comes to pursuing a potential date forget the love notes, fancy dinners and rose petals because it’s actually music that has the power to influence their judgement.
Whether it’s the steamy goodness of Marvin Gaye or slow jams from Canadian rapper Drake, putting on music that gets your beau in the mood could bag you a second date.
Looking at the effect of music on sexual attraction, researchers from the University of Vienna wanted to discover if certain songs would influence a person’s choice of partner.
“Facial attractiveness is one of the most important physical characteristics that can influence the choice of a partner,” said Helmut Leder, one of the authors of the study
“We wanted to find out how music can alter the perception of this feature.”
In the study, researchers presented 96 heterosexual participants with excerpts of songs, followed by an image of a face from the opposite sex with a neutral expression.
The participants were then asked to assess the face in terms of attractiveness and say whether or not they would date the person pictured.
News credit : Independent