Marcin Siwicki

The Effectiveness of Routine Seduction on Women
Note: This proposal was written in partial fulfillment of a high school introductory psychology course and not intended to be carried out.

Previous studies on attraction between males and females have not investigated the effect of practiced and routine seduction techniques and their effectiveness. The proposed study will investigate and examine the effectiveness of people who utilize routines to attract and seduce women versus men who are normally attractive with low BMI and good hygiene, and high annual income. The control group will be a group of males with average physical characteristics and income. This study will make use of 90 men in each group. The proposed study hypothesizes that the group with experience in practiced and routine seduction will attract women more easily and in greater numbers than either of the other two groups.

Seduction is a very loosely applied term, but is prevalent everywhere in modern society. In terms of sociology, the process of enticing someone into a certain action is seduction. In the modern vernacular, seduction has a sexual connotation. In the 1970’s, two University of California professors, Richard Bandler and John Grinder, developed a new school of hypnopsychology. Hypnopsychology is a fringe science that focuses on combining concepts of hypnosis with psychological theories and findings for various purposes. Bandler and Grinder’s main purpose proved to be self-improvement. They referred to this new school as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and suggested that manipulation of gesture and speech could impact the target subconsciously. (Bandler, & Grinder, 1975). NLP’s true use was based on the concept that emotions and feelings could be induced only by words, and physical gestures. (Bandler, & Grinder, 1975). A study conducted later which tried to test the effect of NLP on large groups found that it was not effective. NLP is only effective when it is used in an one-on-one scenario in

which the target is isolated. (Dixon, Parr, Yarbrough, & Rathael, 1986). Since seduction in terms of sexual attraction and desire is also a one-on-one scenario, logistically NLP would be effective as a form of seduction. As a form of seduction, NLP is favored by those who are not the most attractive or best looking (Strauss, 2005). Strauss also defined many seduction terms that will be used throughout this study, such as a close which represents the retrieval of either a kiss, or a number from the target female. Attraction is a very important part of sexual desire and is one of the first things that a woman notices about a man (Maisey, Vale, Cornelissen, & Tovée, 1999). The Maisey study concluded that women are most attracted at first sight to men with a certain BMI percentage for reproductive and health reasons. There has been no previous study to test the effectiveness of seduction versus that of natural attraction. Studies have been conducted to determine for what reason seduction is used and by what types of people, but never to determine its effectiveness. One study evaluated what types of women were more likely to use persuasive sexual strategies and found that it correlated most closely with sexual behavior and age (Anderson, Kontos, Tanigoshi, & StruckmanJohnson, 2005). The proposed study will investigate and examine the effectiveness of people who utilize routines to attract and seduce women versus men who are normally attractive with low BMI and good hygiene, and high annual income.

PARTICIPANTS This study will make use of 270 males between the ages of 25 and 35. The ethnic diversity of the group will be split up in accordance with general United States trends and demographic statistics. The participants will then be split into three separate groups of 90 men each. The first group will represent the variable being tested and will be known as the seducers. This group will consist of 90 men recruited from seduction forums, workshops and conferences. The second group of 90 men will be designated the alpha males and will consist of men who are financially successful, and healthy. The criteria to be placed in this group includes an annual income greater than $100,000, a clean bill of health and medical forms submitted by the participant’s physician. The person must have a relatively low BMI and exercise often. Style will be put together by expert stylists and designers as to produce a strong, attractive, affluent pool of men.

The third group of 90 men, is the control, made up of men who are simply average. SUBJECTS The subjects in this study are three groups of 120 females each, between the ages of 20-30. The ethnic diversity of the groups will be split up in accordance with general United States trends and demographic statistics. To test their eligibility, the females must fill out a questionnaire when applying for the study that assesses their night life, sexual activity, interests, and personality. There will be no noticeable differences between the groups. PROCEDURE Each group of participants will be placed at a party together with a group of subjects. They will be invited to an exclusive party at a nightclub during which they will mingle. The participants will be told to try and achieve as many closes as possible during the night. Each group’s total number of closes will be used to quantitatively determine if seduction has a larger benefit than natural attraction.

It is expected that there will be a marginally higher yield for the group of seducers rather than the group of alpha males, and an even higher yield for the control group. The seducer group has a larger amount of experience and knowledge on the subject of attracting and picking up members of the opposite sex and therefore it would correlate accordingly if this was the group that yielded the highest number of numbers and closes. The alpha male group will have a yield higher than the control but lower than the seducers, due to their natural attractive qualities.

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