in

Daters looking for love rate potential matches as MORE attractive when snapped with flashy car

Loading...

We’d all like to think we’re not shallow enough to be swayed by a flashy car – but a recent study suggests otherwise. 

Putting 2,000 Brits to the test, vehicle online-marketplace Carwow found that people were more likely to rate potential suitors higher if they were stood in front of a luxury motor. 

One anonymous woman’s attractiveness skyrocketed from 2.6 out of ten to nine on average when standing in front of a £63,000 vehicle featured on her dating profile. 

This is despite more than half of love hopefuls interviewed insisting that there was no car that would impact their feelings towards a potential partner when swiping online.  

Putting 2,000 Brits to the test, Carwow found that people were more likely to rate potential suitors higher if they were stood in front of a costly car. This woman's attractiveness skyrocketed from 2.6 out of ten to nine on average when standing in front of a £63,000 vehicle

Putting 2,000 Brits to the test, Carwow found that people were more likely to rate potential suitors higher if they were stood in front of a costly car. This woman’s attractiveness skyrocketed from 2.6 out of ten to nine on average when standing in front of a £63,000 vehicle

Seen next to a £15,420 Ford Fiesta or a £12,655 Nissan Micra (pictured) by the same people within a week, and the female model's attractiveness barely reached a rating of three

The woman standing in front of a £15,420 Ford Fiesta

Seen next to a £12,655 Nissan Micra (left) or a £15,420 Ford Fiesta (pictured right) by the same people within a week, and the female model’s attractiveness barely reached a rating of three

Members of the public, who were unaware of the study, were asked to visit a replica dating website over the period of a week.

Pictures of a man and woman standing by six different cars were spaced out between 100 shots of other men and women. 

Drivers were then asked to rate the attractiveness of each person in the images out of ten. The female model was given an attractiveness rating of nine on average when snapped alongside a Range Rover Sport, costing £63,390. 

Seen next to a £15,420 Ford Fiesta or a £12,655 Nissan Micra by the same people within a week, and her attractiveness barely reached a rating of three. 

The attractiveness scores out of ten for each vehicle
Car Make Female model’s rating  Male model’s rating 
Range Rover Sport (£63,390)
Maserati Ghibli (£52,930)
Volkswagen Polo (£14,205)
Mini Cooper (£16,195)
Ford Fiesta (£15,420)
Nissan Micra (£12,655)
No car
9
8.36
5.31
5.8
2.8
2.6
2.6
5.75
6.71
4.71
3.5
2.1
2.4
2.3
When placed by a Maserati Ghibli, priced at an average of £52,930, for his photograph, people said this man was a 6.71 out of ten - his highest mark

When placed by a Maserati Ghibli, priced at an average of £52,930, for his photograph, people said this man was a 6.71 out of ten – his highest mark

The male model stands in front of a Volkswagen Polo

But they didn't find him as attractive when by a Ford Fiesta, which scored him his lowest rating of 2.1

But they didn’t find him as attractive when by a Ford Fiesta (pictured right), which scored him his lowest rating of 2.1

When placed by a Maserati Ghibli, the woman's perceived attractiveness was 8.36 out of ten

When placed by a Maserati Ghibli, the woman’s perceived attractiveness was 8.36 out of ten

For the male model, the jump wasn’t as scathing but there was still a noticeable difference on average for when he stood in front of a luxury car compared to a cheaper vehicle.

When placed by a Maserati Ghibli, priced at £52,930, for his photograph, people said the man was a 6.71 out of ten – his highest mark.  

Loading...

But they didn’t find him as attractive when by a Ford Fiesta, which scored him his lowest rating of 2.1.

Speaking about the results, relationship expert Tracey Cox said: ‘Cars have long been known as a status symbol and a great shorthand way to gauge someone’s personality.

‘People with lots of money tend to move in two directions: old money chooses classic, elegant cars, new money chooses ostentatious, showy cars often in “look at me” colours. 

The male model volunteer posing without a car. This image was also included in the study

The female model volunteer posing without a car. This image was also included in the study

The two model volunteers posing without a car. These pictures were also included in the study

However, it isn't all bad news for those with the more humble vehicle as relationship expert Tracey Cox suggests it shows the driver is 'grounded'. Unidentified woman standing in front of a Volkswagen Polo

However, it isn’t all bad news for those with the more humble vehicle as relationship expert Tracey Cox suggests it shows the driver is ‘grounded’. Unidentified woman standing in front of a Volkswagen Polo

Speaking about the results, relationship expert Tracey Cox said: 'Cars have long been known as a status symbol and a great shorthand way to gauge someone's personality'

The male model in front of a Mini

Speaking about the results, relationship expert Tracey Cox said: ‘Cars have long been known as a status symbol and a great shorthand way to gauge someone’s personality’. Pictured: The anonymous models in front of a Mini

‘A flashy car is also an indicator that someone likes attention, and wants to be seen and admired and envied, narcissists are known to like showy cars.’

However, it isn’t all bad news for those with the more humble vehicle as Tracey suggests it shows the driver is ‘grounded’.

‘Posing with a run of the mill car is making a statement and might be calculated as opposed to inadvertent. It could be the more wealthy want to avoid any gold diggers if they do have cash or want to appear grounded and “average”.’    

Prior to the experiment, 54 per cent of singletons interviewed claimed that there were no cars that would impact their feelings towards a potential partner.

This is despite one in five admitting to having previously dated someone because they had a nice vehicle – 69 per cent of them men and 31 per cent of those confessing being women.  

Prior to the experiment, 54 per cent of romantics interviewed claimed that there were no cars that would impact their feelings towards a potential partner. Pictured: The man standing by a Nissan Micra

Prior to the experiment, 54 per cent of romantics interviewed claimed that there were no cars that would impact their feelings towards a potential partner. Pictured: The man standing by a Nissan Micra

This is despite one in five admitting to having previously dated someone because they had a nice vehicle. Pictured: The anonymous man in front of a Range Rover

This is despite one in five admitting to having previously dated someone because they had a nice vehicle. Pictured: The anonymous man in front of a Range Rover

Source link

Loading...

Leave a Reply

Sir Oliver Letwin says he WILL back Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

Paris Hilton cuts an edgy figure as she enjoys night out with model Jasmine Tookes