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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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Flash your iPhone

"And if all else fails, flash your iPhone"

A firmware update will impress women?

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I was suspicious at first

"If he's got the cash for an iPhone..." -- Says it all, no?

"...only seven per cent saying they don't care what job a prospective partner does for a living." -- I'm a bit surprised it's that high actually, but it's good news for the pimps and axe murders.

"Women also cited familiarity with soap and social ease" -- Got it, dirty with social disease is a turn off.

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Happy

I'll just...

...stick with my good looks, husky Sean Bean-esque voice, and winning smile thanks all the same!

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Oh wait...

Silly me, the 4G is due out in the summer so that's what Phones4U are trying to do, clear the existing stock of 3GS models to new punters.

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Doesn't work.

Yes, it attracts them.

But for some reason, as soon as you explain the jailbreaking process in detail, demonstrate what you can do in a ssh session on it and then show them round Cydia they seem to lose interest........

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cra

"There's just something about a man who's good with computers"

lol, someone good with computers wouldnt be caught dead with crapple product

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Heywood.

"someone good with computers wouldnt be caught dead with crapple product"

I'm good with computers; I want a good computer. MacBook Pro FTW.

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the usual

I see the usual "I dont own an iPhone but I will damn well comment in an iPhone thread" internet warriors are out in force today

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Or the reverse

I have an iPhone, but I can't be bothered to comment..

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TBH

I think my wife would be quite upset if I got myself a girlfriend.

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Stop

Are iPhone owners even bothered about this sort of thing?

Just asking - 'cos all the ones I've met have been complete wankers...

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No, no, no

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We're not wanking, just shaking the iPhone to shuffle tunes. That's my excuse and I'll "stick" to it.

The one with the tissues please

(*) Yes, I said I couldn't be bothered to comment. I lied. So?

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Paris Hilton

you mean to say

geeks with a gadget-fetish are the new don Juan?

i'll finally get some? after 34 years in life, all i need is an Iphone to lose my virginity?

omg!

Paris because she'll be one of the first people i'll try to shag once i get an Iphone

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Better a meritocracy than titles

Very useful info, I can immediately rule out 54% of females as potential dates, for being vacuous materialists.

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what a load of rubbish - you sados just made this up !!

this was obviously written by someone with the mentality of a sad single male ipod owner.

iPhones are not chick magnets at all. The statement they actually make for most users is "here is someone whose sad enough to think that owning an iPhone is impressive" - it's the same as guys who where too much aftershave, or who own a boy-racer car beyond their means. it's remarkably similar to a 4 year old boy trying to show off to his mum.

Intelligent women are far more impressied by a guy who doesn't try to impress, and are more likely to laugh at anyone gullible enough to rush out and buy the latest "must have" tech.

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Hmmm...

Sorry, but my survey of iphone owning friends doesn't bare this out...

My brother - Single

Craig - Single

Triston - Single

Other brother - Married, twice, but in pre-iphone days

Jo - Divorced whilst owning an iphone!

Andy - Womaniser, but he's always been like that. Owning a Ferrari helps.

As for geek/nerd attraction powers, an iphone is a fashion accessory, not a techie toy. A real techie wouldn't be seen dead with a phone he can't control, dismantle or take pictures in the dark with!

Personally I get far more curiosity for my N97 with it's flip out keyboard. Often from frustrated typist iphone owners! Who cares if it's a bit temperamental at times, it's different!

Remember, nobody ever looked twice at a Ford Mondeo, no matter how many after market things you bolted onto it.

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Across the pond, maybe...

Here in the states the iPhone is just another phone... and very popular one. I was sitting at a bar the other week where literally everyone, guys and gals, including myself, had an iPhone. Yawn. I can get more looks by wearing a nice hat.

Around here, unfortunately, the iPhone is moving into the (personally despised) category of 'bling'. Everyone of a certain culture just has to have an iPhone in a blinged out case. Mine is naked and proud, despite having a few battle scars.

Now, let me be one of the first to get my hands on one of those just-leaked iPhone Pro (that's what I'm calling it) and I'm sure it will turn some heads.

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<steve>One more thing</steve>

I love when a cute girl has an iPhone.

It's a topic to talk about right away.

My 3GS still has some wow factor to prev-gen owners (esp. when I demo the new camera)

Using Bump to exchange info is quite flirty.

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Huh?

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

Huh? In the US, the iPhone is actually one of the cheapest phones available (with the subsidy). If you compare it to how much money an average person makes, then it looks even more ridiculous. I highly doubt that even bad "computer people" would be stopped from buying an iPhone because of money.

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Paris Hilton

Er...

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

Cool, so Linux dudes must be scoring left, right, and center. Oh, wait... we are!

(now, should I use the Penguin or the Joke icon...? oh, damn, Paris it is then)

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Even better - dual boot Android..

It's already in alpha - that's mature enough for some :-)

I rather like the idea of a dual boot phone, it means I can annoy both Android and iPhone users at once. Oh, and Steve Jobs, he must be throwing an absolute fit if he already gets upset at a simple jail broken phone..

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what the ...

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

am i the only one going "WTF" when reading this sentence ?

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interestingly enough

if a woman pulled out her iphone and started to show it off I'd be turned off.

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@Graham Jordan

It depends where she pulled it out of.

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Thing is...

Men who're really tech-saavy will have anything but an iPhone as their mobile.

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WTF???!!!

Sorry phones4u, you're cheap marketing ploy won't work on me.

I have an iPhone 3GS, wouldn't consider myself overly attractive, but I'm not a Gollum look-a-like, and I'm significantly devoid of chick magnetism

Points for trying though...

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Definitely a chick magnet

I was just sitting there, playing with my iPhone, minding my own business, when this gorgeous woman spotted me from afar and sashayed over to me. She was tall, shapely, very attractive - way out of my league. I made eye contact with her as she got closer and she smiled a smile that could melt your heart. She gracefully crouched down next to my chair, exposing a little more of her long shapely sun-kissed legs.

"Is that a phone?" she asked in a soft lilting Irish accent.

"Er..um yes." I stammered, "It's an iPhone, the 3G model but not the 3GS".

"Well you need to switch it off now sir, we're about to land."

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Surprise

A phone retailer does a survey that concludes that buying more expensive phones makes you smarter, sexier, etc.

What next "Buying the N97 will make your knob bigger"

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