Women Prefer Guitarists Over Sports Players, Says the Latest Study

Guitar case more likely to get you the ladies' phone numbers than a sport bag, test results confirm.

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We all know that the ladies have a thing for axemen, but now there is even a study that has officially confirmed it.

The latest research from the French University of South Brittany saw a young 20-year-old man approaching about 300 women, roughly aged between 20 and early '30s, in a local shopping district. After giving compliments for their appearance, the man asked them for their number, sometimes carrying a guitar case, sometimes a sports bag and sometimes no bag at all.

The results were clear - the guitar case is the winning ticket, besting both the sport bag and the empty handed approach, easily doubling the success rate. Interestingly enough, carrying a sport bag proved as less efficient then carrying nothing at all.

To sum it all up, the guitar case has earned the guy a phone number from one third of the women he approached, empty-handed approach had a 14 percent success rate, while the sport bag did the trick with only nine percent of the ladies.

"This experiment tested the assumption that music plays a role in sexual selection," the Psycholohy of Music journal reports. "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."

So there you have it, grab that case and hit the streets, you would't want to leave the ladies yearning for too long, now would you?

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    I actually got my girlfriend who I've been with for a year cuz she said 'Ooh you play guitar? Play me something" you know what I played? Fuckin' Wonderwall. Not even kidding. Bitches love Wonderall.
    I get you, I've done that a few times..always works. We should send Noel Gallagher a gift basket or something.
    Yes, and while we're at it, send Liam a turd in a box.
    I'd rather send him good reviews on Noel's solo album.
    Or, you can send Liam a letter saying "Beady Eye is bad, Noel sucks arse without you, I'm so glad you formed Gallagher's High Flying Birds!" You'll probably get a letter in response saying: "OI MATE, FUCK'S WRONG WITH U YOU FUCKIN CHAV, LOOKIN' FOR A FIGHT OR SUMTHIN', CAUSE I CAN GIVE YOU THE WHEELCHAIR, PROPER STEPHEN HAWKING GEAR, MATE LIVE FOREVER"
    Another song that always works: I'm yours. You know, in case you want to mix the incredibly simple 4 chord songs up a bit.
    I Remember You by Skid Row always gets the girls who have daddy issues. There's SOMETHING about 80s power ballads.
    Ladies, I don't mean to brag, but I play a pretty mean pentatonic scale.
    except bitches love the chords not the scales, other wise they'd listen to thrash and not alt rock.
    i find the lack of "fingering" jokes disturbing
    the thing women dont actually care if youre good. They just want you to strum a few chords, look into their eyes and sing Hey There Delilah. You start shredding and theyll get bored.
    As a female, I think you're just generalising all girls as those idiots that only listen to Maroon 5 and crap like that. Personally, if a guy claimed to be able to play guitar and then proceeded to strum some four chord acoustic song like Wonderwall, I'd probably think about hitting him around the head with it. And then giving him lessons.
    youre right, but I was commenting on a news article about a study, which is a generalisation by definition.
    I wish more women were like you. I'm sorta sick of seeing douche outside with acoustic guitar. One thing that depresses me is some women still doesn't know what guitar solo is.
    I'm pretty sure that thing in my pants right now is what is commonly referred to as a most glorious boner..
    This is only because you can play, know how much effort and time certain skills take to master and know how full of shit the "Wonderwall guys" are. Most woman are ignorant.
    Yeah, let's see the guy who participated in this experiment though. I bet his physical appearance had more to do with it than anything. Let's see a disturbing looking guy like me try that.
    Doesn't change the fact that he had more success with a guitar case than a sports bag, though. This one did 14% against 9%, another could do 5% against 2%, the ratio is still the same...
    Maybe he wasn't very physically-fit and looked like the sports-bag wasn't helping?
    That was controlled for in that it was the same guy who also tried it with a sports bag and no accessory at all.
    Now I need to get a real guitar case and stop carrying my axe around in that over-sized sports bag.
    Good news of course but I'm willing to bet this dude that was walking around wasn't completely fugly otherwise he'd have had no numbers. Holding a guitar case surely doesn't mean you're deffo getting some pussy! I would like to think otherwise though of course
    although i think if they went a bit further i'd think they would find that acoustic guitarists get more chicks than electric guitar players. something with romance or some stupid shit like that.... women..
    I think if you went further it would be acoustic guitarists who are tenors. I would be interested to see the results between the guitarist and the vocalist
    I'd be interested to see a vocalist carry around their voice in a case. That would be quite a sight.
    Ofcourse they do. Fingers work more magic than massive muscles, majorly because fingers actually fit and massive muscles are only good for rubbing
    True. One time I had a girl pretty much stalk me for over two years after she saw me play guitar.
    You don't really even need to be able to play the guitar. You just have to hold it and say arpeggio a lot.
    Now maybe if I didn't have a terrible personality and left my computer for a while I could actually test this out. But that's highly unlikely.
    Not really surprising because musicians aren't afraid to express their feelings or opinions. Jocks are too dumb to have opinions. Plus, we're better in bed.
    When talking to a girl about me playing the guitar, I frequently say 'You know, playing on a stage is just like sex. And I'm a beast on the stage.' It worked several times for me, you should try guys
    Likewise, the girls who I had the hardest time getting over, were the girls who could play guitar and sing. Breaking up with them was way more painful than with the sexy airheads I've banged.
    When you share a passion, it's hard to end a relationship. And with that said, I shall continue to dream that my eventual wife will be a rock-musician that has a love for memes and gaming.
    I find it funny that this article is perfectly timed for me, because I've now been going out with my girlfriend for one month now, and she specifically told me that she likes the fact that I play guitar more than she would've liked if i was an athlete. Thanks UG.
    There aren't any groupies for minor league baseball players, musicians always win
    This study is all well and good, but nowhere in this report does it discuss the variety of women selected to be asked. Was it entirely random, or did the guy get to pick and choose who he wanted to approach? For all we know he could've approached 300 fatties who are desperate for attention and that would up his success rate overall. Or maybe he approached some slutty chicks with half a brain who would give it up to just about anyone. Too many undisclosed variables to call this study a success. Plus, It's springtime (on this continent anyway), everyone's in the mood for ****in'!