Men who list country music as an interest on their Plenty of Fish dating profile receive 32 percent more messages from singles looking to mingle, while women who let their hair down to classic rock like Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Rolling Stones are 68 percent more likely to strike a chord with someone special, according to a new survey.
The online dating service scrolled through more than 9 million POF profiles to study the dating success of musically minded singles on the app. And it found male country music lovers have something to sing about. Not only do they receive more in-app messages, but they are also 65 percent more likely to find their match on the app — perhaps because potential partners recognize that these cowboys are 49 percent less likely to be looking for just a quick hookup.
Women who rock also hit the right note with potential suitors; including classic rock bands in their profiles amped up their POF activity, as did head-banging to heavy metal, which drew 9 percent more messages.
And singles looking for something serious should consider female classical music fans, who are 93 percent more likely to be looking to tie the knot, and male rap fans, who are 16 percent more likely to want a serious relationship.
Science has also shown that music gets you in the mood for love. Music stimulates the same part of the brain that sex or drugs does, according to a 2011 McGill University study. Another study found young, single women were more likely to give a guy their phone number after listening to a song with romantic lyrics.