Jason Merritt, Getty Earlier this year, Adele won an Academy Award for her…
- Posted on Jul 6th 2011 12:00PM by Matt Glazebrook
Ian West, PA
A online lonely hearts service that uses musical preferences to help match potential mates has conducted a survey of its users and concluded that Adele fans have the best chance of scoring a new partner, reports Jezebel.com.
Dating site Tastebuds.fm scored a recent list of the top 20 artists on Last.fm according to the number of times fans of each performer received messages or had their profiles viewed and proclaimed Adele's followers the luckiest in love.
Apparently, users who proclaimed their love for the south London chanteuse had a 57% chance of attracting interest from would-be suitors, compared to the less than 40% success rate of out and proud Metallica partisans (the lowest ranking act in Tastebuds.fm's tally). Other groups to score highly in terms of encouraging attention for online daters include Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Arcade Fire, while an affection for Eminem, Linkin Park or Pink Floyd spelled empty inboxes for romantic hopefuls.
Now, we have a couple of issues with Tastebuds.fm's conclusions. Firstly, the idea that listening to Adele makes you "lucky in love" seems an odd one to draw from data collected on an online dating service: perhaps Adele fans are more likely to be single and looking for solace among their fellow 'Rolling in the Deep' devotees, while, say, Linkin Park listeners tend to be happily ensconced in long-term relationships. Secondly, the poll does not factor in the gender of users: Is it fair to assume that Adele-ites might tend to be female, and thus more likely to be chatted up, while Metallica's fanbase among online singles might skew male?
Nevertheless, if you are on the look out for love, it might be safest to throw away that old sleeveless 'Ride the Lightning' t-shirt and start learning the lyrics to 'Chasing Pavements,' just in case.