"The men polled said they would be most impressed by women who read
news websites, Shakespeare or song lyrics. Women said men should have
read Nelson Mandela’s biography or Shakespeare."
Here is the link. 46% of the surveyed men lie about what they have read — to impress partners — and 33% of the surveyed women admit to lying about their reading habits. In fact it’s the second most likely form of lying (or so people say) for purposes of sexual conquest, with lying about one’s own sexual past as the most likely form of lying.
And for teenagers? (presumably British):
Top of the list to impress a teenage boy are Facebook and MySpace
followed by text messages, Harry Potter and song lyrics. Magazines like
Zoo and Nuts are number seven. To impress a teenage girl, it is the
same top two, followed by song lyrics, cookery books and Harry Potter.
Reassuringly, Jane Austen is number seven.
Here are the actual lists but of course I believe people are lying about those too.