How To Pick Up A Girl, According To Science

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Most men are taught from an early age that when it comes to getting a girl's phone number, there's no real science behind it — no secret algorithm or formula that needs to be unlocked. Instead, a man's success at securing digits depends on intangibles such as chemistry and instinct. Well, Nicolas Gueguen is here to tell us otherwise.
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The French behavioral scientist carried out hundreds of different experiments in what he calls "courtship behavior," developing five science-backed tips to help men find the girl of their dreams.
According to Gueguen, making her laugh works 43% of the time, so dust off those knock-knock jokes, fellas: You're gonna need them. If you don't consider yourself a young Chris Rock, then it might be time to break out the ukulele, since simply looking like a musician does the trick 31% of the time.
An air of sensitivity works 24% of the time, but we're not really sure how one pulls that off. Maybe a beret? Being attractive can be considered the most obvious method, but surprisingly, it only works 22% of the time, unless you're Ryan Gosling. Then it just works all the time.
Finally, if all else fails, Gueguen suggests looking helpless, which will entice a woman to cough up her digits 15% of the time. So, if you suddenly start seeing random dudes walking around town scratching their heads with a befuddled look on their face, you'll know who to thank. (New York Magazine)
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