NEW YORK, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- James Bond and Vin Diesel may have taught us that driving hot cars is a great way to attract women, but a new survey by Harris Poll conducted in conjunction with leading international dating website AnastasiaDate reveals that while cars definitely do indicate something about a man's personality in the minds of women, it may not be what they had originally anticipated.
According to the survey findings, almost a third (29 percent) of women make judgments about a man based on the type of car that he drives: 48 percent believe that a guy's car reflects his economic status, 46 percent said that it reflects the guy's image of himself and 56 percent said that they view men who drive exotic / fast cars as being show-offs or arrogant. Thirty-two percent of women even think that the type of car a guy drives determines what kind of family man he will be – so it might be best to trade in the keys to a Lamborghini for something more practical like a Sedan instead.
In the end, though, sometimes your car's hot, and sometimes it's just not. Only one-fifth (21 percent) of women find a man more attractive after seeing the kind of car that he drives, and guys who drive trucks are actually more appealing than guys who drive sports cars. At the same time, a majority of women (78 percent) still believe that chivalry exists and think that a guy should pick up a woman in his car when going on the first date.
"It's clear from the data that whether you're driving a fast, exotic car or a beat-up, hand-me-down ride, it takes time and effort to attract a woman and establish a meaningful and lasting connection – guys should always go beyond thinking about materialistic things," said Lawrence Cervantes, AnastasiaDate's Chief Communications Officer. "This is something to remember not only in the United States but also all over the world, and it's a message that we reinforce with all of our users as we try to help them find that special someone in life."
For more information, check out the full details of the survey – which assesses the connection between attraction, "date-ability" and choice of car – and an accompanying infographic that illustrates the data.
This survey was conducted online within the United States between March 24 and 26, 2014, among 2,167 adults ages 18 and older by Harris Poll on behalf of KCSA, via its Quick Query omnibus product. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AnastasiaDate is the leading international dating service that facilitates exciting and romantic companionship with beautiful and interesting women from all over the world. Founded in 1993 by a Russian-American couple, AnastasiaDate now has over 4 million international users and attracts more than 10 million online visits monthly. Additionally, over 1.5 million conversations are exchanged onsite daily. AnastasiaDate is committed to member safety, customer satisfaction and the ongoing pursuit of innovation. Headquartered in Moscow and New York and with additional representation in every country it touches, AnastasiaDate provides a high level of customer service to a worldwide clientele. AnastasiaDate users are able to communicate across a variety of top-notch multimedia platforms, including video chat and a mobile app for Android devices available in the Google Play store.
KCSA Strategic Communications