British accents considered most attractive in the world

British Accent Named The Most Attractive In The World

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the results of The Time Out Global Dating Survey have been released, and it turns out that Brits are deemed to have the most attractive accents in the world.

English-speakers overall did quite well, with Americans coming in second and the Irish taking third.

The inhabitants of Australia captured fourth place, but the real shocker is which country came in fifth. Believe it or not, France with its long-standing history of romantic people and places only received enough votes to land it in the relatively so-so position.

Of the more than 11,000 people who participated, only about 7.5 percent said that French, which has long been known as the 'language of love,' made their knees weakest.

The British, on the other hand, pulled in a whopping 27 percent of the hottest-accent vote.

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10. Scandinavian - 3.3%
9. Latin American - 4.1%
8. Scottish - 4.7%
7. Spanish - 4.9%
6. Italian - 6%
5. French - 7.7%
4. Australian - 8%
3. Irish - 8.1%
2. American - 8.7%
1. British - 27%

Attraction is not, of course, all about how a person speaks, and a number of other dating preferences were revealed in the survey.

Both genders in a number of cities said that the most appealing professions for a potential mate to be in are those related to finance and banking.

Common deal breakers include not resembling one's profile picture and having questionable political views.

For more dating statistics, check out the Time Out Global Dating Survey.

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