Arriving in a Honda Makes You Appear Friendlier, Study Reveals

A study reveals party goers are more likely to strike up conversations with someone who drives a Honda versus a BMW.

The next time you are at a social gathering, you may want to rethink what you wear and how you arrive.  A study published in Psychology Today suggests that signaling high social status or wealth could make us less attractive to potential new friends.  Folks were asked which people they’d rather approach at a party – someone who drove a Honda or a BMW.   Most chose the Honda driver.   However the majority of participants said they would rather drive a BMW to a party over a Honda where they hoped to make new friends.  Researchers say most people don’t like to be outshone. Even a particular coat or watch may send the wrong signal and sabotage your friendships.