One study asked participants to rate photos of people with or without a dog.
The same photo models were judged as looking more relaxed, approachable, and happy when they appeared with a dog (all desirable characteristics for a profile picture for those on match.com). Random strangers, homeless people, and people in wheelchairs all find that when they have a dog with them, they are approached more and experience more positive interactions.
Naturally, foreigners were viewed as a bridge to the more developed and "civilized" West.
The popular rock group Kombinatsiya summed up in endearing, if flawed, English what was most on Russian girls' minds: "American boy, American joy. " Russian women gained a name for going weak in the knees for anyone from the West.
In fact, the cad with a dog rated more highly than a dad with a dog.
As to why this might be, the researchers proposed that in today’s society, a man having a dog signals that he has the resources and the willingness to care for someone else, even if other evidence of his mating behavior says otherwise.
I'll phone you later and we can have a drink together someplace." Research has shown that it’s notoriously difficult to get phone numbers from women this way.
But Antoine found a surefire way to improve his chances—he brought along a dog, a lovable black mutt with undeniable charisma.Putting yourself in a situation where you are doing activities with groups allows you to establish common ground with women and get to know them over a period of time, rather than trying to best them with your one-liners.Tips on how to meet women: try to get out as much as possible, stay active and get your single friends together for group activities.And you never really want to say you met your girlfriend at a bar. So what are the best places to meet women you don't already know?The best way to meet a girl is through activities, doing what you are interested in, and through mutual friends.The difference between Antoine and other Frenchmen fishing for phone numbers was that Antoine was part of a study by Nicolas Gueguen and Serge Ciccotti from the University of Bretange Sud in France exploring how dogs facilitated social interactions.