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Guys, want to get girls? Then buy yourself an iPhone. According to a survey of 1500 women carried out on behalf of Phones4U*, men who own an iPhone are more attrative than those who don't. The retailer said today that 54 per cent of respondents said they would more likely date a fellow if he owns an iPhone. Just over a third of …

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Jobs Horns

but surely

any expensive looking smart phone will work...

after all, I'm guessing a lot of women will struggle to tell the difference!

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No.

Women are sensitive to industrial design. Smartphones, with the exception of the Cupertinian underwear remover, are designed by geeks, for geeks. Badly.

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Joke

It can backfire...

... if you attempt what that geeky character from "Wild Hogs" did. Voice activated functions might screw it up badly! ;)

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It cuts both ways...

Surely this just goes to show that if you have an iphone you will only attract shallow gold-digger types?

Anyway nothing like a heavily biased survey from a phone retailer. End of the day alcohol is the key though you might end up with a munt

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Bad girls

My mom taught me not to talk to girls that chase iPhone guys ...

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WTF?

Shallow, much?

....that is all.

GJC

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Shallow? No, stupid options.

How is preferring a guy to have an iphone shallower than preferring one without an iphone?

Responding to this type of questions may be a sign of limited insight of course, then you're right.

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Works for me...

I was just thinking about this the other day.

A few months ago I was just a sad geeky guy who had the personality of a computer programmer. No girls would talk or give me a second look. Then I got an iphone, and what do you know... I had a few girls starting to converse with me on public transports.

They always start by asking the same question, are you gay?

I think this is because I got the white iphone.

Anyway, that a good start for me. It allows me to show off the apps I bought etc...

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Interesting.

My chick^Wwife threw her iphone into the box of other almost-but-not-quite computer-ish phone-like devices that she's fiddled with over the years, and has happy settled down with her Nokia 5185. She says that making phone calls is, when you boil it down to basics, all a phone is for, when you think about it.

Of course "thinking" isn't really what Apple marketing is all about, now is it?

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Men and women?

She bought an iPhone, then realised she'd be just as happy with a Nokia 5185 because she just wants a phone.

This is why men will never understand women...

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@Annihilator

"She bought an iPhone,"

Nah.The telco gave it to her. It cost us nothing. I declined to participate.

"then realised she'd be just as happy with a Nokia 5185 because she just wants a phone."

Again, nah. She's playing with options. Options are good.

"This is why men will never understand women... "

It's not a matter of understanding, it's a matter of getting along. Maybe reflect on your handle? ;-)

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Did they show these women photos?

of the queue outside Apple stores when the iPhone was launched?

That was not a studly crowd of fanbois.

Paris: cause she's all about the inner beauty

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Shows that some women don't know their tech.

"There's just something about a man who's good with computers that makes him more trustworthy,"

But if he his really good he'll know about some of the restrictions Apple put on the phone and go for a, just as geeky, alternative.

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iPhone Babe Magnet

Totality agree about the iPhone babe magnet,

I find that women really go for me once get out my iPhone and I show them my collection of fart apps.

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Right!

"There's just something about a man who's good with computers that makes him more trustworthy."

So using an iPhone (made for users) means your good with computers. Imo it just means you keep up with the latest craze / like a device that is easy to use.

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The Sun?

When I first read this article, I swear to god I could have been reading something from The Sun. Who the fuck pays for this 'research'?

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Phones4U ...

.. unbiased, objective scientific research then !

Or a thinly veiled attempt to boost their 2nd quarter sales figures.

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So...

So Phones4U have hooked up some deal with Apple to sell even more iPhones and are going for the too-easy "chick magnet" sales tactic because sad, lonely men are easy to sell to.

I'll test this theory by flashing my iPhone more often...

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54%?

I call that 4-percent a rounding error.

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@Jimmy Floyd

I'd call that a misplaced decimal point. 2 places to the left please. Or are women really that suggestible.....

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Essentially

It all came down to money in the end then didn't it. So a Nokia banana phone from the late 90s would suffice if it were gold plated and jewel encrusted.

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WAIT

The author did not mean to upgrade the firmware infront of her. That won't get her going.

This 'flash you iPhone' - it is colloquial people, it means to surreptitiously advertise that you own one.

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It just means you're more

Suggestible.

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Apple iPhone is a magnet for fad fancy, shallow men.

What a complete and utter load of tosh.

The Apple iPhone is carried by men who prefer aesthetics over functionality.

If you want a tech savvy phone, then opt for something more geeky (HTC Desire for example).

And who are these women who prefer shallow men?

"If he can afford an Apple iPhone, he must be good at his job" says the gushing interviewee. Oh please! They're free on contract...

If you want to be a chick magnet here's the best thing you can do.

Don't treat women as objects, as this author seems to, and try being open and honest with one. (Yes - one). Humility and wit should also be added in equal measure.

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So does it still have an effect

when she realises he filled it full of fart apps?

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Come on Get Real

I would never go for a guy with an iPhone, I would much rather snuggle up with someone with an android that can be snuggled up to mine...

Social graces? Soaps?

Java and Scifi -

also must play Eve Online, World or Warcraft and Secondlife

I am ..........

Damn do i really sound that desperate....

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You're the one

Where have you been all my life???

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Second Life?

that's only for people who are ugly in their first one.

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IT Groupies...

I love IT groupies :)

""There's just something about a man who's good with computers that makes him more trustworthy," "

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54% cite and iPhone as being desirable?

So, 54% of the survey were shallow / young then?

I bet if you asked the same bunch, they would respond that a stupid looking "hot hatch" with a sound system to rival a night club, blacked out windows and a sewer pipe as an exhaust was the ideal car to go on a date in as well!

Grumble grumble... getting old :(

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What a load of absolute tosh

Survey says "most women interviewed had little understanding of the subject at hand"

"There's just something about a man who's good with computers that makes him more trustworthy," said Lucy

Riiight, so the fact that a good selling point of the iPhone is that you can use it while knowing nothing about computers does not come into this?

The N900 or an Android based handset would probably be a better indication of that.

"If he's got the cash for an iPhone then he must be very good at his job, too."

OK, so the fact that you can get them heavily subsidised and there are many other smartphones just as expensive does not come into it.

What about "if he has an iPhone it means he falls for the hype whether he can afford it or not"?

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Happy

iPhone chick magnet?

Might work as long as she doesn't see the iBoobs and fart apps...

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And what do I find appealing in a woman?

Having the sense to realise it's just a bloody phone!

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Paris Hilton

Seeking clarification

And by 'familiarity with soap', I take it you don't mean the Bold and the Beautiful?

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Surely...

..this can all be automated now, a CGI that generates stories saying "A 'survey' on behalf of X shows that X's products make you fitter/healthier/more productive/sexier"?

Given that they have the methodological soundness of homeopathy, it's just a shame that lazy journos dutifully regurgitate these PR puff pieces.

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Hey, Lucy!

My latest phone's more expensive than an iphone. Does that make me an object of your desire?

Sorry, if that's how you judge men, then ... well, I can afford any phone on the market (no sweat), or even a Porsche (no thanks), but I can't afford *you*. Bye!

[mine's the one with gadgets in the pockets]

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ho ho ho

shurely you mean "html5 your iphone"!

i kill myself, i really do.

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are you sure

they're not saying iPhone and meaning smart phone or touchscreen?

most "normals" will easily mistake any old bit of touchscreen tat for a Jesus phone, they wouldn't know a HSDPA connection if it slipped them a rohypnol.

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My choice is clear

Well I was trying to decide between an iPhone or the new HTC Desire.....

No contest really.

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Hmmm....

So a survey commissioned by a phone retailler showed that having one of the most expensive phones on the market (which they doubtless take a cut of) makes you more appealing to women. What are the odds?

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So it's not the iPhone itself...

It's what the iPhone says about you:

"I'm rich, but not tight with my money - hell I have an iPhone so I can't be that averse to wasting a bit... and in a Joe Bloggs sense I'm good with technology (I can operate a smart phone for n00bs, so I'm better than your Dad) - maybe I can program your Freeview+ box to record Desperate Housewives and Eastenders..."

Do I want the kind of woman who has assessed me based on iPhone ownership? Not really, I'd rather have one who recognizes them as shiny but overpriced and sees my advanced usage of a real computer and gets excited by that instead.

Incidentally did they ask the same question about other expensive gadgets and smart phones? I'd wager just having something well kept and expensive of any kind has most of the same effect... whilst tatty old phones from 2003 are the real problem.

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What are you talking about?

I don't own an iPhone, I have a better device than that. Maybe it's worth considering that I wouldn't want to be attractive to the kind of shallow idiotic females that think ownership of a particular mobile phone is important in any way!

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Nothing new

Status and wealth have always attracted women - odd that people would see an iPhone as an indicator of either but that's the marketting for you I guess.

Probably tied in with the mistaken belief that working with computers is well paid.

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Wow.

I own a JesusPhone (or iPhone as I call it), so I had better warn my wife that she now has competition from nubile primary school teachers. I had no idea that my awkwardly shaped, fingerprint smeared phone was considered a status symbol, or considered an indicator of wealth. But then, teachers aren't exactly paid a lot are they.

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Surplus Iphones?

Surplus iphones have we phones4u?

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Excuse me

Owning an iPhone != "Good with computers"

Owning an iPhone != "reliable"

If any phone says "my owner is reliable", I'd say it would be a Blackberry

If any phone says "my owner is "good with computers" (i.e, a geek), I'd say that would be an Android phone.

Oh, and as a fully paid up geek, I can assure you I'm quite well acquainted with SOAP.

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Calumny

I think you underestimate your readers - plenty of us are familiar with SOAP.

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Good luck ladies...

An iPhone owner who is "tech savvy"? Does such a thing exist?

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Is that an iphone in your pocket

or are you just pleased to see me?

I was just about to take this piece seriously (more out of desperation than belief) until I read the quote: "There's just something about a man who's good with computers that makes him more trustworthy"

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The new

car reflects inversly your penis size,iPhone,the new supercar. 4G means what 4"or 4mm. I'm sure that loosy being the expert she is,can comment precisely, if you can believe a blonde.

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