Monotone Male Voices Are Irresistible

Turns out expressive voices just sound anxious

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 19, 2010 12:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – We like our men tall, dark, handsome…and able to whisper sweet nothings in a monotone voice? Apparently so. A new study shows that steady-voiced men have more sexual partners, thanks to the fact that such voices exude authority and confidence. Not convinced? Turns out a monotone voice doesn’t have to sound like your boss at a boring company meeting: It could sound like George Clooney or Clint Eastwood, the Telegraph reports.

Less surprisingly, the study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior journal also found that men who said macho things like “I am bigger and stronger than most men” were also found to be more attractive.

Actor / director Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Rail and Ties in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
George Clooney, right, and Elisabetta Canalis arrive at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday, March 7, 2010, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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