Most attractive accents

Most attractive accents

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Most attractive accents

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by JENNIFER KING / Social Media Producer

KING5.com

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 5:56 PM

Is there a Seattle accent? According to a survey by the dating site Cupid.com, the West Coast accent is the 3rd most attractive in North America.

A poll of 2,000 men and women revealed the following ranking of Most Attractive Accents:

[Rank, total and m/f split]
1st Southern – 36.5% (45/28)
2nd New York –16.5% (10/23)
3rd Western – 13 % (16/10)
4th New England – 10.5% (8/13)
5th New Jersey –7% (4/10)
6th Canadian –7% (3/11)
7th Midwestern – 5.5% (8/3)
8th Mid-Atlantic – 4% (5/3)

POLL: What's your favorite accent? Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

The following analysis is from Cupid.com:

So, what is it that makes the Western accent so attractive to the opposite sex? With notable exceptions like the laid-back sounds of California’s surfer dudes, the West is home to North America’s least distinctive and most generic accents. The West Coast is a metropolis of cultures which perhaps explains why it is the most neutral of all accents. It seems to be serving Westerners well, as they bagged third place in Cupid.com’s survey. So the Western states are a potential hotbed of love and romance- it seems the neutral, so called ‘newscaster’ accent is a big turn on! 

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