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

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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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hal-02069177 , version 1 (15-03-2019)

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Nicolas Guéguen, Sébastien Meineri, Jacques Fischer-Lokou. Men’s music ability and attractiveness to women in a real-life courtship context. Psychology of Music, 2013, 42 (4), pp.545-549. ⟨10.1177/0305735613482025⟩. ⟨hal-02069177⟩
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