These Are the Accents Men and Women Love Most
Guys, you might want to brush up on your Italian if you’re looking for love these days. When it comes to accents that are music to our ears, No. one is Italian.
The poll surveyed 1,000 Britons, and women placed native speakers from beautiful Italy in first place, regardless of regional dialect. Italy is home to several different major dialects, from Florentine to Sicilian to Romanesco and beyond, and the fluidity of the exotic romance language may be a major lust factor.
If you can’t quite muster a magnificent Italiano, there are other options available: namely, French and Australian. Given that one-third of British women listed Italian as the sexiest accent, it shouldn’t be too much of a shocker that French came in close behind in second place. In a distant but respectable bronze medal showing was the famous (or infamous) Australian accent.
Just promise that you won’t practice by uttering “Toss another shrimp on the barbie” a thousand times over and you might just have a shot.
Which accents do men prefer? It might be even more predictable. A whopping 31 percent of British men clearly favored French-speaking women, admitting to being aroused by the soft and flowery lilt of the Parisian ladies. Italian came in next, and Spanish was the third most attractive language to the fellows.
All accents aside, however, it looks like the stereotypical Scandinavian beauty is what captivated the hearts and minds of British guys. Tall, slender, blonde-haired and blue-eyed beauties were at the top for the average red-blooded Brit, at least according to the survey.
The long-raging debate over which accents are sexiest has run its course for generations. Top contenders usually showing up on or near the podium include the aforementioned French, Italian, Australian, and Spanish – but also include Irish, Russian, Scottish, and yes – the Queen’s English.
Accents from Croatia, Romania, Thailand, and Germany were a bit less well-regarded overall, according to Big 7 Travel. Chinese and Japanese accents also didn’t quite make the cut as compared to their European counterparts.
Whether you prefer your English posh, husky, soft, harsh, or anywhere in between, there’s a dialect or an accent to suit your tastes. Looks like some extra DuoLingo or Rosetta Stone lessons may come in handy after all.