Researchers from the University of Wales showed 120 women between the ages of 21-40 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 a 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.
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.