The Strength of Weak Touches


This is a real interesting article talking about when men talk to women and the different effects of contact. This study was based on a man asking a women to dance or for her phone number.

The study started with people involved in the psychology department. And what they were doing was lightly grazing their arm when asking the question.

One man approached 60 women to dance, and out of the 60 that he lightly touched 65% agreed to dance with him, and from 60 that he asked without making physical contact only 43% agreed to dance.

Another test was done with 3 men asking 240 women for their phone numbers, and the 240 that were lightly touched 19% gave their phone numbers to the gentlemen, but from the 240 that there was no contact only 10% gave their phone numbers.

I know these statistics are completely inapplicable in Kuwait but this type of statistic is really interesting how they come about it.

Link: MindHacks

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. yes … this works … but it works even better the other way around! If women touch men!
    We owned a bar and I told one of our waitresses to try it …. so she touched people on their shoulder when she was bringing a drink … and guess what …. 70% more tip that day!

  2. Jewaira

    Well I can tell you it certainly will not work here…in some situations. I was haggling over carpet prices with a certain man in Thajeej and he reached out and touched me….. ما بقى إلا عمره He almost got his head bitten off. Physical contact is a no-no between strangers of the opposite sex and a sign of disrespect (unless of course he is an extremely desirable specimen :P )

  3. It is truly amazing what a soft human touch could do!!! Here in Europe you don’t find it as much as it should be around! Ok it has happened to me like 10-20 times in the last 7 years and man I was out 3 nights a week single for a very long time!!!

    Evil Knievel is very right!! When I worked as waiter I touched my costumers in a friendly way often and always talked really friendly!! The tips were less on my days off, they wanted me there every day!!! :)

  4. wow…its controversial issue. Its her point of view, and we should respect it.

  5. Evil Knievel: yeah that would really work!!! Good point!

    Jewaira: looooool @ extremely desirable specimen! I just picture you in doctors clothing!

    Nora: You have point! But it just won’t work in the middle east!

    Muh’d M. Mansour: looool! No prob!

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