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Isn’t she lovely: music by Stevie Wonder will make your first date a success

Did you always think that a perfect head of hair, ditto outfit, and a nice conversation increase your chance of a second date? Think again! Researchers have just discovered that groovy tunes like Stevie Wonders ‘Superstition’ make your first date go smoother.

For the study, psychologists at Canada’s McMaster University played 15 songs to people who were speed dating. It showed that songs that make you move somewhat sensually like ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder subconsciously make you feel more attracted to each other and want to meet up a second time more quickly. For example, the light movements with your torso, head, and shoulders that you make at the same time as your date would ensure that a more intimate bond is formed.

Other soulful dance songs that create the same effect are Beyoncé’s 2004 hit ‘Naughty Girl’ and ‘Lady Marmalade’ from the 1970s girl group Labelle.

Gloomy songs like David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, and Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” had the opposite effect, reducing the chances of a second date.

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