IF Hollywood is telling us the truth, women love guys who drive flashy cars, right? Wrong.
A recent survey has revealed the female population is actually less attracted to men who flaunt their beloved motor, compared to those who don’t.
It seems using a car in your online dating profile pic is not as much of a turn on as you might think
Looking at more than 5,000 online dating users, the study found men who pose with their cars in their profile pictures are far less likely to land a date.
In fact, just one in 100 women surveyed claimed they would be more attracted to a potential love match if their profile contained a picture with their car.
The research, conducted by car supermarket Motorpoint, found as many as 80 per cent of men thought it was a good idea to include a snap of their vehicle on their online dating profile – unwittingly damaging their chances of finding a partner.
It also showed Vauxhall to be the most popular car used in online dating pictures, taking a surprising lead over more luxury vehicles from manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes and Range Rover.
Alison Weatherley, Head of Marketing at Motorpoint, said: “It’s interesting to see just how many people include their car when it comes to trying to impress a potential partner.
“It’s also a real boost for British manufacturing to see that Vauxhall is the car of choice for both men and women.
“Based on our findings it’s clear this country’s great love affair with cars is very much alive and well.”
Motorpoint claimed up to four per cent of people would even be willing to hire a car purely for the purpose of creating an impressive photo for their online dating profile.
If only they knew they were wasting their money!