When attempting to dissect the "why" of sexual attraction often times we find ourselves lost in the unexplainable. Our libido works in mysterious ways, we'll say. Far be it for us to put in words why we trail one person home and brutishly reject another. It's out of our hands! Attraction Pheromones May Not Exist
That is unless they have a sexy accent. Then the answer's easy.
"But he was Irish!" we'll exclaim. "Even 'Leave my apartment. Now!' sounded hot!" International Pick-Up Lines
Well it looks like we aren't alone. While the accents stemming from the UK are notorious for doing strange things to American women, the Irish brogue beat out all others in an international survey of 5,000 women.
A spokesman for www.onepoll.com concludes that it was time for the luck of the Irish.
"They have been in and around the top five for years now," he said. "But high-profile stars such as Colin Farrell have helped bring the accent more to the fore.''
Italian accents trailed in second, Scottish in third, and French and Australian rounded out the top five.
But the big picture question here: does a man's accent really affect his chances with women? Let's say hypothetically two men of equivalent attraction enter a bar. One has a down and dirty Jersey drawl and the other opens his mouth to a chorus of Irish harpsichords. Does this increase his chances of sex? Or at the very least a phone number?
Yes and yes! A whopping three-fifths of women admit to "being seduced" by someone with a hot accent and two-fifths say they'd choose the pleasing accent over the unpleasing one. Oui, Y’all: Why Accents Are So Attractive
Read the top 10 sexiest accents below:
Readers, what's your favorite foreign accent?