Me Man. You Woman. You Come Here.
Looks like we love sexy monotones and caveman directness.
Men who speak in steady, monotonous tones are seen as much sexier than men whose voices are more expressive, according to a new study.
The research, conducted by experts at Pennsylvania State University, showed that women respondents perceived a man with a monotone voice as someone who is powerful and in control. Expressive voices, on the other hand, which vary in pitch, can indicate the less alluring qualities of anxiety and aggression.
“The power would be attractive, not the voice as such, said Professor David Puts, of Penn State. “It appears that the women are preferring males who are higher in status.” Researchers cited George Clooney and senior hottie Clint Eastwood as examples of monotone men.
In the study of 200 men and women, researchers measured men’s voices in a simulated dating game and found that how much their voices did – or didn’t – change was directly linked to the number of sexual partners they’d had in the past year.
And that’s not all: The women in the survey loved men who used “masculine” language, like “I am bigger and stronger than most men.”
Guess we’re not too far from caveman days, after all. (Telegraph)