Will A “Breathy” Voice Get You A Man?

Women with a “breathy” voice like Marilyn Monroe are also preferred to those with “croaky” voices like Kim Kardashian.

Women with a “breathy” voice like Marilyn Monroe are also preferred to those with “croaky” voices like Kim Kardashian.

(Telegraph) Why silent types get the girl

By , Science Correspondent 6:30AM GMT 21 Feb 2014

Study finds that men who use shorter average word lengths and concise sentences are preferred, while men who use verbose language are deemed less attractive

It is a Hollywood cliché that the strong, silent type always gets the girl.

But now linguists appear to have proved the directors right, after finding that men who use verbose language are deemed less attractive.

A study found that men who use shorter average word lengths and concise sentences were preferred by volunteers who listened to male speech patterns.

They think the preference arises because women generally use longer words and so shorter words make a man sound more masculine.

They found the only exception was foreign languages, which were generally preferred overall for being exotic.

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