Navigation Links
Sunshine Might Help Love Bloom, Study Suggests
Date:1/31/2013

THURSDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- People looking for a date might want to wait for better weather. Flirting is most effective when the sun is shining, according to new research conducted in France.

The study involved an "attractive" 20-year-old man who approached women aged 18 to 25 walking alone in the street and asked them for their phone number. These advances were made on both sunny and cloudy days when the temperature was about the same.

Women were more receptive to being approached and flirted with -- and more likely to give their phone number -- on sunny days (about 22 percent) than on cloudy days (about 14 percent), according to the results of the study, which were published online recently in the journal Social Influence.

The findings suggest that flirting is more likely to have a positive result on bright days, said study author Nicolas Gueguen, of the University of South Brittany in France.

It's the first study to examine how weather may influence courtship or dating behavior, he noted in a journal news release. But the association between weather and flirting success noted in the study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

Previous research has found that other environmental factors -- such as romantic music, pleasant smells and certain colors -- make people more likely to flirt or exchange phone numbers, according to background information in the news release.

Other studies have also found that the weather can affect certain social behaviors. For example, sunshine makes people more likely to help strangers, answer a survey or leave bigger tips in restaurants, the researchers noted.

More information

Helpguide.org offers dating tips for finding the right partner.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Social Influence, news release, Jan. 28, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Impotence Drug Cialis Might Have Other Sexual Benefits: Study
2. Why are there redheads? Birds might hold the clues
3. More Time at Family Dinners Might Curb Obesity in Kids
4. Blood Test Might Help Guide Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
5. Blood Test Might Spot High-Risk Breast Cancer Genes
6. Vaccines Might Become Another Way to Fight Cancer
7. Marriage Might Lengthen Life
8. IUD Might Ease Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Study Suggests
9. Common Heart Drug Might Improve Lung Cancer Survival
10. Common Blood Pressure Drugs Might Lower Dementia Risk
11. Color of Your Cup Might Influence Drinks Taste
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sunshine Might Help Love Bloom, Study Suggests
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... , ... Elisa Guajardo Carothers is not your typical author. She went from working as a ... she writes about God, when she isn’t swimming as a performing mermaid. , Her book ... (Before Satan),” she offers a comedic look at the dysfunctions of God’s family, before Lucifer ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... an overview on laser diffraction analysis as a tool to characterize particle size ... and potential to obtain improved results and novel scientific findings. It describes methods ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. – Peer-reviewed guidelines ... despite scientific studies, the Center for Disease Control ( CDC ) and Infectious Diseases ... Kenneth B. Liegner, M.D. has compiled into a single volume a compelling argument that ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), ... Canada, at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud to announce the addition of a ... the Centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment strategies beyond ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... Silicon Valley ... proud to announce an upgrade to the company's Yelp listing. Bay Area residents ... topics as diverse as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, hair transplantation techniques such ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/28/2017)... 27, 2017  Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTNP), ... of select chronic diseases utilizing its ProNeura™ long-term, ... U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has completed ... New Drug Application (IND) and has requested that ... pending submission of the requested information and the ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. ... (NASDAQ: UTHR ) announced today that Martine ... Therapeutics, will provide an overview and update on the company,s ... Health Care Conference in Boston, Massachusetts . ... 6, 2017, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, and can be ...
(Date:2/28/2017)... Feb. 27, 2017 This report provides all ... its partnering interests and activities since 2010. ... Description The Partnering Deals and Alliance since 2010 report ... one of the world,s leading life sciences companies. ... to ensure inclusion of the most up to date ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: