That man on the train probably finds you attractive

March 21st, 2014

This article is more than 9 years old.

45 percent of men have deliberately chosen a seat close to someone they found attractive

If you are a woman taking the train, underground or bus at the moment, there is a decent chance that one of the men sitting close to you finds you attractive.

A YouGov survey compiled for metroXpress newspaper showed that 45 percent of men said that at some point they had deliberately chosen a seat next to someone they found attractive. In comparison, only 16 percent of women said they had done so.

“The real figures are far higher because especially not all women are conscious that they of course sit next to a guy who looks hot or charming,” Paprika Noel, a sexologist, told metroXpress.

READ MORE: More Danes opting for open relationships

Up the ante 
Noel went on to argue that if you have the choice between a boring ham sandwich and an exquisite meal, almost everyone picks the latter, and the same practice holds true when sitting next to someone on the bus or train. People should do more about it though, Noel argued.

“It's spring, Friday and the weekend is just around the corner. I think everyone reading this article should decide to either give someone they find attractive a sweet compliment or perhaps go a little further,” Noel said.

Out of the 1,000 Danes between the ages of 18 and 74 who were asked, 68 percent of women said that they had never sat close to someone they found attractive, while 43 percent of the men said the same.

Further studies, however, by the Copenhagen Post deduced that 100 percent of them were lying.


Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive The Daily Post

Latest Podcast