British Singletons: Knowing About Art Makes Someone Appear More Attractive

A knowledge of Art has become such a must have attribute that half of singletons interviewed in a survey by the Art Fund stated that knowing about art makes someone appear more attractive. Yes! A fifth of British men would pretend to have an interest in art in order to impress a potential partner. A quarter of 25-34 year old men sharpen up their art facts ahead of an encounter. While a fifth of British men will acquire an interest in art and culture if they feel it will impress women/men, according to new a survey released today by the Art Fund, the national fundraising charity for art.

The research has concluded that a visit to an art gallery on a first date is something men will do to make a firm impression on a prospective partner these days.

Half of the people surveyed think that a knowledge of art make the opposite/same sex seem more attractive, suggesting that Brits are impressed by a more cultured date. A quarter of 25-34 year old men would even go as far as reading up on an exhibition of art ahead of a date, in the hope it makes them look better in front of a potential partner.

The Art Fund’s  findings also showed that a third of women would enjoy visiting an art gallery or museum on a first date and this choice of venue would be likely to lead to a second encounter.  The research marks the launch of the Art Fund’s new campaign, which aims to encourage everyone to fall in love with art. The Art Fund’s National Art Pass offers free entry to over 230 charging museums, galleries, castles and historic houses, and 50% off major exhibitions including those at the British Museum, Tate, the National Gallery and the V&A.

A spokesperson from the Art Fund comments; “The research shows that a trip to the local gallery or exhibition is the perfect choice for a first date, offering singletons the chance to bond over famous works of art.  We hope everyone will embrace the National Art Pass as a useful dating tool, and that it will not only help singletons fall in love with each other in 2015 but also to fall in love with art.” 

Photo: P C Robinson © artlyst 2015

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