Hertz Survey Reveals That 1 in 3 Men Rent Items To Fool Their Dates

     Hertz Survey Reveals That 1 in 3 Men Rent Items To Fool Their Dates

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, Feb. 13, 2013

-- Fast cars and fancy clothes top the list of hired or borrowed items to
impress prospective partners

LONDON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the
world's largest general car use brand, has revealed that British men are
feeling the pressure after almost one third (31%) admitted to trying to pass
off hired or borrowed items as their own just to impress a date.

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The new findings, released today, have found that cars and then clothing
topped the list of the most frequently hired or borrowed objects, with one in
six men admitting to temporarily obtaining these to entice potential partners.
Their efforts might be worth it however, as more than 40% of women agree that
the car a person drives can make them more attractive, while nearly 60% agreed
that a man's outfit would impress them.

Other lengths that guys would go to included renting a house or apartment and
even taking on a temporary pet to play up their emotional side.

It's not just the men who are playing the game though as 1 in 5 women (19%)
also admit to renting or borrowing items to look the part. The study also
reveals that the trend is more common among younger respondents, with 40% of
those between 18 and 25 confessing that they had invested to impress.

Respondents from Swansea were found to be the most likely to rent to woo their
dates, with 43% admitting to the practice, followed closely by Aberystwyth and
Leeds. Conversely, Gloucester, Cambridge and Wolverhampton ranked as the least
likely to invest to impress.

The survey also found that Lamborghinis topped the list of cars that people
would most love to be driven in this Valentine's Day. The Hertz Supercar
Collection ( www.hertzsupercars.com ) comes to the rescue for Valentine
sweethearts everywhere with the Lamborghini LP570-4 Performante Edizione
Tecnica for hire by the day. Other desired supercars on offer include the
Jaguar XKR-S, Range Rover Vogue Autobiography and Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster.

Notes:

Most commonly rented or borrowed items used to impress a date:

1.Clothing/accessories
2.Cars
3.A house or apartment
4.A cat, dog or other pet
5.Expensive technology

Towns most likely to hire or borrow items to impress

1.Swansea
2.Aberystwyth
3.Leeds
4.Liverpool
5.Birmingham

Towns least likely to hire or borrow items to impress:

1.Gloucester
2.Cambridge
3.Wolverhampton
4.Chelmsford
5.Plymouth

Most desired cars to be driven in on Valentine's Day:

1.Lamborghini
2.Jaguar
3.Bentley
4.Rolls Royce
5.Ferrari

*1,000 respondents from the UK were polled by OnePoll.com on behalf of Hertz,
January 2013.

About Hertz 

The Hertz Corporation ( www.hertz.com ) operates its car rental business
through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,400
corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin
America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is
the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from
approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz
is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major
airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and
franchisee locations in 80 countries.

Hertz is in its 94th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to
leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz
#1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost®
satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's
Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from
the competition.

CONTACT: Luke Campbell, Ketchum,+44(0)207-611-3735,
luke.campbell@ketchum.com ; orNicola Hanley, Ketchum,+44(0)207-611-3597,
nicola.hanley@ketchum.com

Website: http://www.hertz.com
 
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