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
Actor / director Clint Eastwood arrives at the premiere of Rail and Ties in Burbank, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.   (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

(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.

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nicolu
Apr 22, 2010 6:22 AM CDT
Ben Stein has a monotone...how sexy is he?
thekeepitrealman
Apr 20, 2010 12:49 AM CDT
Clooney does some good things as a person, such as his focus on the situation in Darfur. My problem though is that he is such an overrated actor and "personality". I mean who else gets so much exposure with so many failed movies. Men Who Stare at Goats, Up In Air (or whatever it was called), Leatherheads, even Michael Clayton bombed. So exactly what is it with this guy? He's not a great actor by any stretch and he has little box office appeal. I don't get it. Watching Kenau Reeves act is as exciting as watching grass grow. Eastwood is The Package. He's a very talented actor and director. He's a Man! There won't be another like him for a long time. He had me way back at The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
flightofphoenix1973
Apr 19, 2010 6:56 PM CDT
Clint Eastwood does not have a sexy voice. Like Keanu (sp?) Reeves' voice, makes me want to sleep.