Danger: Of Women and a luxury car
Women enjoy a man who drives a luxury car…
Researchers from the University of Wales showed 120 women between the ages of 21-40 were shown a picture of a guy behind the wheel of a shiny Bentley, and then inside of a battered Ford Fiesta. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that most of the women rated the man’s personal attractiveness higher when he was seated inside the pricier car! And, according to another survey, luxury cars literally get pulses racing. A study tested women’s responses to the revving of engines of a luxury car and an everyday vehicle. The participants listened to the recordings of a Maserati and Volkswagon Polo. The results showed 100% of female participants had a positive response to the rev of the Maserati and all had a negative reaction to the Volkswagen. I have seen one black Maserati on our Harare roads. It is one fine piece of equipment! I have had the privilege of hearing it being revved when the owner was showing it off to our tailor. Wow! The sound of that rev just invites you to take it for a spin. I am sure the owner is “unintentionally” turning heads in the streets. I hope the fairer sex are not demanding his number because the gentleman might not know that it is his car they are really attracted to.
Although not a bonus when it comes to auto insurance premiums, having a nice car can be an added bonus when it comes to dating. Being able to afford a “sweet ride” is only the beginning. If you don’t want to come across as a pretentious insurance salesman who closes the most insurance leads each month, you need to present yourself in the right way.
Some people say that having a nice car adds some value to you as a “catch” or future husband, but that it doesn’t draw her in your direction if she wasn’t that interested in you. So, the bottom line is that picking up women using your fancy car as bait isn’t really all that clever. Be kind. Be warm. Be confident. Be nurturing. Be funny. Be engaging. Be complimentary and most of all be yourself. If she still doesn’t find you attractive or interesting, then that Ferrari she later discovers you have, isn’t going to make much difference. It will not suddenly spark attraction out of thin air but, if she does, it certainly won’t hurt!
The thing is women can tell a lot more about a man not just from the kind of car he drives but from the way he drives it.
The cliché of the un-hip guy in the hot car with the even hotter girl actually seems to be the rule rather than the exception and, while the argument can be made that you shouldn’t want a woman who only likes you for your car, you can make the reverse argument that maybe there are a lot of really good-hearted men who these women would never have met if it weren’t for their initial attraction to his car. And, really, isn’t it something relatively superficial that often attracts women to men in the first place? While you may not have great biceps or a winning smile, why not pick up a woman because your car is attractive? I have seen older men way beyond their sell by date driving pulsating sports car. Could it be a way of keeping up their swagger? Could it be a case of “if you don’t have it buy it”, or rather you may only make that kind of money or have that kind of liberty once school fees and college fees are out of the way?
The truth is that men like to be in expensive cars and women like to be in expensive cars. People love and enjoy the comfort and beauties of expensive cars. Men who drive expensive cars probably have a better chance of picking up a woman with their car than without it. After all, driving a new fancy car allows you to pick up women in places where you and your car can be seen together. Places that are “babe deserts” for other guys who drive much more understated cars, like gas stations and the body shop while you wait on your 5,000-km tune-up. So, basically, once you’ve got the car, you seemingly don’t have that much work to do. You just have to be in that car as much as possible…and be sure to rev the engine!