A French study that was just published suggests women are more attracted to a guy hefting around a guitar, and that supports another study published in Israel last year. …

Specifically, researchers took an incredibly gutsy 20-year-old actor and had him introduce himself to 300 young women between about 18 and 22, say “I think you’re really pretty,” and ask for each of their numbers. One-third of the time he was carrying a guitar case, one-third of the time a sports bag, and one-third of the time nothing. About 31 percent of the women gave him their number when he had the guitar, compared to nine percent when he had the gym bag and 14 percent when he was carrying nothing. …

Note: you don’t actually need to play the guitar, apparently. Just carry it around with you and wait for the ladies to hurl their numbers at you.