Sparks can fly in just 30 seconds
In just 30 seconds, us girls can work out whether the guy we're talking to is worth dating, according to a new study.
On the quality of his initial chat, girls can make up their mind as to whether or not he's a prospective love interest.
We often think that girls take longer to decide whether they like someone and wait to get to know a guy's personality before our romantic feelings towards him start, but the study has shown that maybe girls are just as "shallow" as the stereotypical man.
"Men are often accused of being shallow and judging women very quickly. However, this evidence suggests that women may make up their minds much quicker than men," said the lead author of the Edinburgh International Science Festival study.
"It suggests men have only a few seconds to impress a woman, emphasising the importance of their opening comments."
The study was conducted through analysing 500 'speed-dates' and also assessed the quality of guys' chat-up lines in attracting the ladies.
It found that the best chat-up line was one that coaxed a girl into talking about herself. The top one, according to the study, was: "If you were on Stars in Their Eyes, who would you be?"
Unfortunately for boffins, opening with the words "I have a PhD in computing" is not going to score any points with the ladies, as this was seen as the worst.
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