Study: Women most attracted to guys in trucks
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If you find yourself without a date this Valentine’s Day, maybe it’s not you. Maybe it's your car.
According to a new survey by Insure.com, women say that attractive men tend to drive black Ford pickup trucks. Men report that attractive women drive red BMW sports cars.
The survey of 2,000 men and women asked what type, brand and color of vehicle are driven by the most fetching members of the opposite sex.
Women ranked these styles as cars that attractive men drive:
• Pickup trucks: 32%
• Sports cars: 27%
• SUVs: 16%
• Sedans: 11%
• Hybrid or electric: 9%
• UPS truck: 4%
• Minivans: 2%
• Mail truck: 1%
The top brands of car for attractive men, as ranked by women, were Ford (16%), Chevrolet (13%) and Porsche (11%). Women overwhelmingly point to black (53%) as the color of cars driven by good-looking men, followed by silver (16%) and red (13%).
Here’s how men ranked car types for attractive women:
• Sports cars: 39%
• Sedans: 22%
• SUVs: 20%
• Pickup trucks: 10%
• Hybrid or electric vehicle: 6%
• Minivans: 4%
Men envision desirable gals in BMWs (16%), Mercedes-Benzes (14%) and Porsches (10%). The top car colors for attractive women were red (40%), black (23%) and silver (14%).
Do you think there are any truth to the claims? Click the gallery below and tell us your experiences in the comments section.
[Slideshow: Cars attractive men and women drive]
What cars do attractive people drive? To test the merits of the survey's findings, we turned to experts at some of the leading automotive websites and automakers.
"The findings strike me as very accurate," says Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor of Chicago-based Cars.com. "Among the general public, a black pickup truck is a reflection of a masculine owner. A woman walks up to a black pickup truck and says to herself, 'Here's a guy who can help me move, bring me large gifts from Crate & Barrel and do repairs around my condo.'"
In addition, black vehicles in general are the most difficult to keep clean, Wiesenfelder adds. "If it's a clean black pickup, she might subconsciously be thinking to herself, 'This is a guy who can wash my car as well,'" he says.