If you’ve been trying to impress a significant other with your iPad, it probably won’t work. According to Retrevo‘s Gadgetology study, using an iPad is lower on the list of things men and women find attractive. Actually, it’s even less attractive than reading a book.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Retrevo asked consumers whether they notice other people’s gadgets and how someone’s gadgets affect their opinions of them. The results show that using an iPad is the least likely thing a person would be attracted to…

So if you’re looking for some attention, Retrevo’s report suggests people are more attractive to a person using a “cool phone”, such as the iPhone. And if you don’t have an iPhone, a MacBook should do the trick as well.

Using an iPad is lower on the list of things men and women find attractive than even reading a book. We’re not sure why this is so, perhaps there is an element of resentment toward iPad owners among those unfortunate to be iPad-deprived.

At the top of the list of things that attract is a cool phone with 50% of men under 35 say they find people with cool phones more interesting. This same group of men is also impressed by the laptop you’re toting with 46% saying they are more interested in people with cool laptops. Women under 35 on the other hand, are less impressed by people’s gadgets with only 36% saying they find cool cell phones impressive while 38% of the same group of women like people with cool laptops more.

With Valentine’s Day on Monday, you might wanna ditch that iPad and go with your iPhone or laptop instead, if Retrevo’s report is anything to consider.

Do you agree with this report? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Twited21

    See it’s not the size of your idevice
    It’s how you use it that matters 😉

  • EgoHot4life

    I’m a triple threat. I own IPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro

    • icyhotonmynuts

      The study said using a “cool” laptop, and has a picture of a PC (looks a lot like an HP), not a MacBook Pro. So, you’re more like a 2 and a half threat. 😛

  • Phosphorus

    If you’re using all those devices you will be over 100% sure someone finds you attractive? Neat.

  • Z

    Lol don’t know about attractiveness, but it’s cool to have a device 1/3 of the size of the iPad with just as many capabilities and more =)

  • msxy

    ipad rock :p . i am a ccnp ,mcse,and asp so ipad it’s very useful for as an administrator i can use telnet app or lot of app that i saw is very useful on ipad , but iphone is little embarrasing my iphone is on my bag and never use it just for alarm lollllll. but others don’t know. thx

  • dabe

    Using an iPhone or an iPad in public always makes you attractive to one group of people. Thieves!! Lol
    I know ppl who have had both stolen 🙁 I’d be so sad if my iPhone was **knock on wood**

    • Bomber

      I never leave my iphone unattended. When I go to the restroom, or even walk away from a table or something, it goes in my pocket. Even at peoples houses, cars or whatever, its always in my pocket if im not using it. My whole life is in my iphone (yes i know, pretty bad). I’d go nuts if I lost it lol.

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