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Another weekend is upon us. The wider world out there is, as always, full of happenings none of us probably can have the slightest impact upon. However, here is information you may perhaps truly find personally useful, from Pacific Standard Magazine:

…newly published research … finds women perceive men as more attractive and desirable when their faces are paired with complex classical compositions.

“Our results clearly demonstrate that music-induced arousal can significantly prime dating desirability,” writes a research team led by University of Vienna psychologist Manuela Marin…

That observation from the researchers led by Manuela Marin? Gosh, does it get more romantic than that? Could Jane Austen herself have put it any better?

[Elias Gottlob Haussmann (1695–1774). “Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach.” 1746. Wikipedia. Public Domain.]

I enjoyed Bach and Mozart in particular long before I started writing. Interestingly, I write often with classical music playing – including also recent pieces such as the soundtrack from HBO’s John Adams miniseries (it has haunting, brilliant music), and the suite from Downton Abbey. Sometimes while the music is playing I lose myself in the writing to the point I don’t even hear the music, really.

So there we have it: reasonable proof. A man is more appealing to a woman when classical music is playing in the background. Gentlemen, take, uh, note…

Ladies, too, take note. (No puns intended.) For if as far as you know he has never before shown the slightest interest in anything other than what’s on the current charts, and he is playing Bach in the car when he picks you up? Be mindful, he may have read or heard about this report somewhere. Don’t say you have not been warned.😂😂😂😂

Have a good weekend, wherever you are in the world.😊


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