Which Accent Is The Biggest Turn On? How We Rank Attractiveness When It Comes To Foreign Languages
Whether it's the rich purr of a posh British voice or an American Southern drawl, the sexiest accents vary from person to person and place to place. What Americans might find less-than-desirable certain folks go wild for — or vice versa. But according to a new survey by the dating site Miss Travel, there are a few choice accents that currently top our lists for pure aural sex.
Like many Yankee women, I find British accents irresistible. Rough or polished, indecipherable or completely clear, I love 'em all. As you can imagine, traveling throughout the UK is a total feast for the ears, as everyone from grocery clerks to the woman who voices the Tube's public service announcements make me weak in the knees.
Conversely, there are Brits who find American accents incredibly pleasurable. According to a survey of 1,000 folks across the pond, Morgan Freeman is their #1 smooth operator, followed closely by Dolly Parton. As with my own British accent tastes which vary wildly in style and region, it seems Brits also have little care for where their favorite American accent comes from — just that it differs from their own.
Here are five facts about how we rank attractiveness via accents:
1. American Women Love British Accents
According to 1,423 American women (including me!), British accents in men are hot as hell. Interestingly, we Americans (regardless of gender) also find information delivered in a British accent as more credible, too.
2. American Men Find Israel Accents Irresistible
In Miss Travel's survey of 1,164 American men, Israeli accents popped up as the ultimate voice to makes them quiver with excitement. American women, on the other hand, didn't even rank Israeli men on their list.
3. New York Accents Are A British Favorite
Although some Americans find the New York accent boorish, Brits are bewitched by it. One British Airways survey found that the New York accent is a British fave, far surpassing Southern or Midwestern vocal sounds.
4. Americans Find The Sounds Of German And Dutch Attractive
Although accents are only audible when you converse in a shared language, we still find other languages hot, too. According to one survey of Plenty of Fish users, women are most attracted to men who speak German as a second language, and men are most attracted to women who speak Dutch as a second language.
5. Digital Daters Are Aroused By Southern Accents
As dating site Cupid (not to be confused with OkCupid) reported after surveying 2,000 American men and women, Southerners have the sexiest American accent. 45 percent of guys and 28 percent of women voted for a little twang in their tea, ranking accents from below the Mason-Dixon line far above the Midwestern or the Mid-Atlantic accents.
Although most of us are born being able to speak the language of love, it turns out that our accents often speak louder than our words.