Strike a chord: new survey says music can help increase attraction
- 97% of Canadians think listening to music with a date is truly romantic
- 82% think that being knowledgeable about music is attractive
- 74% of women, 59% of men say a prospective partner must like music
- 70% of Canadians agree that going to a concert is an ideal first date idea
- 26% of men, 12% of women would learn an instrument to impress a partner
82% of Canadian singles think that music knowledge makes you more attractive
Want a date idea for this weekend? It might be time to make a playlist. Of the 600 Canadian singles surveyed in EliteSingles latest study, 97% think listening to music with a date is as romantic as it gets.
What’s more, 82% of those surveyed said that they’d be more attracted to someone if that person were knowledgeable about music, and 67% said that any prospective partner has to show an interest in the musical side of life. Women were more firm on this point: 74% of women say music love is a must, compared with only 59% of men.
70% of Canadians believe that live concerts make great first dates
Typical dating wisdom says that live music is a no-no for a first date, as it makes it difficult to talk. Canadians are happy to ignore that advice however – 70% of those surveyed think that a live music venue is the ideal choice for a first date.
Multi-day music festivals are also a surprisingly charming choice of date venue – if you’re male that is! 71% of men think that dancing in muddy fields and sleeping in tents is extra romantic. However, just 58% of women agree.
Want to impress a date? Sing or pick up a guitar
The study also investigated opinion when it comes making music. Crooners will be pleased – 82% of those surveyed said they’d find it romantic if their partner sang to them. However, it might be an idea to sound out your partner first: the remaining 18% said it would end in sheer embarrassment.
Another way to tug (or strum) at someone’s heartstrings is to learn to play an instrument. 46% of Canadians say their attraction would increase if they learned their crush played a musical instrument. If you’re thinking of taking that route, make sure you pick up a guitar – 40% of those surveyed say guitarists are the most attractive musicians, followed by pianists on 25%, and saxophonists on 8%.
Finally, over a quarter of men (26%) said they’d willingly learn how to play an instrument in order to impress a potential partner. Far fewer women would be similarly inclined - just 12% would learn an instrument for love!
For more insight on this study, including the insights on the best kind of gig to attend with a date, please see our in-depth article