While Hannah Montana was being burned alive at the stake this year, a giant teddy bear gave birth to a twerking Miley Cyrus, whose VMA performance earlier this year has inspired the most promiscuous Halloween costume of the season. Miley Cyrus is free to give herself a pat in the back for that, but the rest of you may want to think twice before heading out to the last set of Halloween events in that teddy bear leotard or nude suit of yours.
Online dating auction site WhatsYourPrice.com polled more than 7,000 single men to determine the DTF ratings of various Halloween costumes ranging from Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes to Disney characters and zombies. According to the WhatsYourPrice.com poll, eighty-four percent of the men surveyed believed they were most likely to get lucky on Halloween night with someone wearing a Miley Cyrus costume compared to someone wearing a Wonder Woman costume. Only 25 percent on men banked on getting lucky with a super hero while 6 percent banked on a happy ending with a Disney character. The walking dead, like monsters, vampires and zombies (oh my!), ranked all the way at the bottom of the DTF scale. These guys clearly don’t watch Vampire Diaries.
While it’s crystal clear what a man thinks of a woman’s costume, does a man ever give much thought to what his Halloween costume might reveal about his own dating style? April Masini from AskApril.com says men can actually use Halloween to their advantage. If you’re looking for something short-term thing, skip the Superman costume and go for the pirate costume instead. The Superman costume conveys a knight in shining armor dating style whereas the pirate costume reveals more of a player dating style.
“With the Superman costume, you’re letting her know that you’ve got a traditional sense of values and a conventional heroic outlook on being a man. If you’re looking for a woman who wants a white picket fence and a couple of kids, this could be your costume,” says the relationship advice columnist. The pirate costume works well for the commitment-phobic bad boy image, but a vampire costume might work even better if you want to give women a more seductive vibe.
Dating and relationship expert Amy Schoen believes Halloween costumes speak volumes about a person’s creativity and spirit. “I once was at a party where a guy wearing a track suit had jokes taped onto him. He said he was a running joke,” shares the expert. But if you show up as yourself, even if Halloween falls on a weeknight, you’ll just spoil other people’s fun, Schoen says.
However way you decide to spend Halloween this year, and whatever you decide to wear, just remember that Halloween is one of the most fun ways to meet new people without any fears or inhibitions since Halloween is all about letting loose and being someone or something you’re usually not. Besides, “Love the costume!” can be your #1 pick up line without all the cheese.
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