Contact lenses increase pulling power
- By: Samena Chaudhry
Swapping glasses for contact lenses can dramatically increase success with the opposite sex, research on students who are short sighted in a nightclub has found (New Scientist, 1 Oct 2002).
The team, led by June McNicholas at the University of Warwick, took 38 male and female students aged between 18 and 25 to a nightclub in London and told them to “go and pull.” The students were split into groups of those who wore their normal form of sight correction, those who swapped contact lenses for glasses, and those who swapped glasses for contact lenses just for that night.
The students were not told that eight monitors would be patrolling the club, attempting to corroborate their reported experiences. Most people who swapped to contact lenses reported increased self confidence; 75% of those who swapped to glasses reported feeling less confident. And feelings of increased “pulling power” and improved self confidence