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 Accents.....do they make guys more attractive?

Random post for a random Thursday...

We just had a new guy start with my company, and he has a really really nice British accent. I'm not sure what it is, but I find it so nice listening to him talk.

Sure, he's an all right-looking guy, but I find him that much more attractive because I like his accent (for some strange reason).

I was just discussing this with a friend, and she mentioned that she wasn't overly attracted to an Australian ex of her, but found the same thing-- he was more attractive after he started talking.

So.. what does the 'hive' have to say? Does a foreign accent "up" the hotness factor for guys?

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 6 Oct 2011 5:45 PM
 9 Aug 2006
 Ottawa
Irish
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Yes. laugh

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 6 Oct 2011 5:46 PM
 1 Nov 2010
craving_baby
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I think it depends on the accent. For me, British, Austrailian, South African, Definitely. German, russin, not so much

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 6 Oct 2011 5:47 PM
 18 Jul 2008
Sunflower22
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Yes, depending on the accent - I like some accents but don't like all accents and if you can't understand what they're saying then it does no good.

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 6 Oct 2011 5:48 PM
 7 Jul 2005
 Saskatoon SK
redandrea
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Yes, accents are effective.

I also like lower voices, bass in register.

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 6 Oct 2011 5:53 PM
 29 Apr 2007
 The Nuthouse
Sidney
Raving Lunatic
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Yes.

I wonder if there's a biological explanation for that.

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 6 Oct 2011 5:56 PM
 18 Apr 2010
 Toronto, Ontario
JA=M
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MMmmmmmMmmMmMmmmm... yes.

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 6 Oct 2011 5:59 PM
 19 Sep 2008
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jitterbug
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Most accents, yes. Although, I don't know if it makes them more attractive or more alluring.

I also agree with low voices having a similar effect.

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 6 Oct 2011 6:12 PM
 8 Jun 2009
Siiera
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Yes, I love Australian accents on men and some British. For instance, I love to listen to Jamie Oliver but don't find it him to very attractive without the accent.

And deep voices like Vin Diesel are hot.

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 6 Oct 2011 6:18 PM
 6 Jan 2010
Spiablie
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Accents actually don't do too much for me.

I think I am the only girl on the planet.

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 6 Oct 2011 6:35 PM
 30 Aug 2009
_Kate_
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Some accents, yes. Australian would probably be tops for me. I agree with a pp who saie that accents lose their sex appeal when you can't actually understand what the person is saying.

I also like deeper voices in men.

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 6 Oct 2011 6:39 PM
 2 Aug 2009
Nuke
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YES

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 6 Oct 2011 6:56 PM
 5 May 2007
 Hong Kong
airborne_mama
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I love accents. Kiwi, Irish and South African are my favs.

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 6 Oct 2011 7:15 PM
 21 Feb 2008
Brinka
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I love an Irish accent! When DH's friends from Ireland visit I can barely understand a word they're saying, but it all sounds good!

DH has a really deep voice, and people comment on it all the time. It's definitely sexy grin

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 6 Oct 2011 7:20 PM
 8 Mar 2011
Brit_Mum
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I'm no beauty queen (no dog either) but I could always get free drinks when the accent came out lol. Always good for a good drunk.

I've seen some of my brothers not so attractive friends pick up girls pretty fast here by dropping a few "loves, darlin's" to girls.

When I first moved here, the guys at my high school would always ask me to say F*(^ Hell or the Alphaghetti Gobbler...probably liked me saying the last word wink

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 6 Oct 2011 7:20 PM
 23 Feb 2010
 Canada
Times_R_changing
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I love me a man with an accent smile As far as making them more attractive, I've never thought of it that way. I think overall that most men with accents that I can recall as also easy on the eyes.

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 6 Oct 2011 7:25 PM
 31 Aug 2009
MrsMcW
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Love a man with an accent!

I was just in the UK for three weeks and so many guys were flirty with me because apparently my accent was cute lol.

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 6 Oct 2011 7:29 PM
 21 Apr 2010
Red_
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I have dated guys just b/c I liked their accents...

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 6 Oct 2011 10:51 PM
 12 Feb 2008
 Ontario
Baby_Beller
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3 words: Curtis Stone and YUM! shades

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 6 Oct 2011 11:01 PM
 13 Aug 2006
 Calgary, AB
Raynn
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Depends on the accent, and the guy... but generally yes, accents will make me swoon a little:)

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 6 Oct 2011 11:01 PM
 19 Oct 2009
 Whitby
Jewel_Brian
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MmmmMmmm absolutely!!

My personal favourites are the southern drawl, and boys from "Bahston".

MmmmMMM!

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 6 Oct 2011 11:31 PM
 29 Mar 2010
AnnonMommy
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Agree with some accents. English, Aussie, Kiwi,YUMMY!!! There is one guy I work with, whenever he is around I ask him to say "Rubish" - I just love the sound of him saying it!

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 6 Oct 2011 11:33 PM
 17 Oct 2006
__Frysie__
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Not anymore but I use to pay more attention to guys with accents. Now I am married to one that has one and I barely notice it anymore. It's a shame really.

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 6 Oct 2011 11:38 PM
 11 Mar 2009
 the Centre of the Universe
siorhona
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Not anymore. I used to have a thing for Irish accents, then I moved to Ireland and started dating Irish guys.

I no longer love the accent.

Still got a thing for Scots though, I;m Freud will have many interesting things to say abou that.

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 6 Oct 2011 11:49 PM
 2 Sep 2005
 Edmonton, Alberta
dreamer21
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You bet your a$$ they do! The Australian accent is the best, in my opinion. A guy doesn't even have to be that good looking for me to think he's somehow gorgeous if he has an Aussie accent!

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
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 7 Oct 2011 1:23 AM
 8 Feb 2009
 Burbs of Vancouver
chellebc
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Honestly depends on the guy. Our IT guy at work is very good looking, has a nice British accent but he's a total douche canoe.

I agree with the deep voice thing though. I love my husband's voice.

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 7 Oct 2011 8:07 AM
 26 Jan 2005
Kierans_Mama
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I LOVE accents, especially Northern English, Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish...ooooohhhh and Bostonian!!!



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 7 Oct 2011 9:09 AM
 6 Dec 2007
 Canada
ihavebabyfever
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Yup! I lived in England for 6 months and yes...YUM smile

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 7 Oct 2011 10:06 AM
 13 Sep 2005
 Gatineau, Quebec
Karrie
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I could listen to a *kiwi* recite the alphabet, don't care what he says just keep talking lol...

So yes, accent=SEXY!! ( NZ, Irish, Scottish, Aussie.. and many more..)

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 7 Oct 2011 10:07 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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British, Irish and Scottish. sigh...

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 7 Oct 2011 10:53 AM
 20 Oct 2003
 Ontario
MrsG2004
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Depends on the accent... I'm a fan of British and Australian accents! smile

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 7 Oct 2011 12:45 PM
 25 Oct 2007
 Vancouver, BC
mitzdemeanor
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there's this med student at work that was born in BC, grew up in BC, but his parents came from england and had english accents.

This med student also has an english accent. a strong english accent.

how is this possible? i didnt know how to ask without laughing.
i wonder if it was just to get the ladies. lol

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 7 Oct 2011 1:39 PM
 15 Dec 2008
 Toronto
LeoBaby
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Definately does for me. If it wasn't for my DH' Portuguese accent, I don't know if we would be together lol. It is what sparked my interest in him at first smile

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 7 Oct 2011 3:24 PM
 8 Mar 2011
Brit_Mum
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I'd like to mix David Beckhams face/body with David Bowie's voice....my ideal man.

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 7 Oct 2011 4:27 PM
 10 Oct 2008
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jamiesgirl
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Yummy accents!

I LOVE British & Australian accents..Irish isn't too hard on the ears either smile

FIL is British, and I always tease DH that had his parents NOT moved to Canada (where MIL is from), DH would have a sexy British accent.

Good thing I think his Canadian Accent is really sexy wink

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 7 Oct 2011 6:18 PM
 18 May 2007
 BC
mommato2
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Yes accents up the hotness factor!

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 9 Oct 2011 2:08 PM
 14 Mar 2009
 Alberta
algy14
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Most of the time, yep. I love Aussie, Kiwi, English, and Irish accents.

One guy that used to work with my DH had a bit of a southern accent, and whenever there were girls around he would exaggerate his accent SO much, it drove me up the wall. I know you don't normally talk like that, stop pretending you do!! He also was a douche, so that may have made it even more annoying.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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