Why do women love men with accents?

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  1. petenali profile image85
    petenaliposted 7 years ago

    Why do women love men with accents?

    I can't count the times Canadian women comment on my accent.  It gets kinda awkward at times.  What's with that?

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    JThomp42posted 7 years ago

    I don't know? But, I would love to have a foreign accent if this is the case. smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol!

  3. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 7 years ago

    The reason SOME women like accents is the same reason SOME men like fake boobs, it's different!
    Personally I'm fond of an Irish accent.

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      JThomp42posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What a coincidence peeples, I happen to have an Irish accent. smile LOL

    2. peeples profile image93
      peeplesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOLOL!! wink

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      JThomp42posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wink

    4. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This was not meant to be a "match-making" thread...lol!!

  4. cuttler profile image60
    cuttlerposted 7 years ago

    This may be a question better answered by the ladies but i will give it a go all the same.
    Probably it is due to the fact that an exotic accent tends to boost a man's sex appeal. it makes a man stand out from the rest making him more noticeable than others.
    Hope that helps.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The thing is I'm just being myself with no ulterior motive - not attempting to do any sex appeal boosting at all.  Perhaps it's just that I stand from the crowd as you say...

  5. innerspin profile image89
    innerspinposted 7 years ago

    They may see it as a safe way to compliment you. " Love your aftershave!" sounds too personal unless you know someone. Or do you get that as well? You did mention you look like Jim Carrey....it's a tough life.

    Seriously, some accents can be very attractive. I'm not sure if it's because someone from a different region seems exotic, or just a nice change from the everyday accents you hear. Maybe you should look into being a voiceover artist!

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have actually considered the voice over thing as more and more North American commercials seem to have British accents on them...

  6. Crystal Tatum profile image87
    Crystal Tatumposted 7 years ago

    I really can't answer that. How do you explain why you're attracted to certain qualities over others? British and Australian accents are just hot, for some unknowable reason. I don't have the same reaction to Italian or French accents. Why? I have no idea. The same reason that when a man picks up a guitar his hot factor automatically goes up a few notches, I guess.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's scary - my 18 year old plays guitar and can put on a very convincing British accent even though he was born in Canada!

    2. Crystal Tatum profile image87
      Crystal Tatumposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Then tell him he's set for life!

    3. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol... I shall be telling him no such thing Crystal.

  7. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    Some women enjoy men who are from a different country, in their minds a different world. It's different from the usual guys they see every day and it's nice to have that spark of the unknown or new. However, I don't like foreign accents.

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch, remind me never to talk to you in person then (unless of course you are British yourself) or at least I should try to put on my best Canadian twang!  Thanks for the input...

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    I think because it makes the man seem a little exotic and out of the ordinary.  Adds a little excitement.  Enjoy the attention!

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Exotic eh?  Never considered myself to be exotic, like... ever.

  9. MarieAlana1 profile image68
    MarieAlana1posted 7 years ago

    I was always attracted to men with accents (including my husband) because it resembled adventure. It resembled traveling to a new place. It resembled being brave enough to come to a place by themselves. It resembled not being a redneck. It resembled maybe having some things to talk about. I like that!

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      All valid points I think...

  10. connorj profile image74
    connorjposted 7 years ago

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    Perhaps it is indeed the unique nature of your British accent (i.e. a British actor named David Niven held quite an attraction). However, Canadian women must deal with that inherent nature of Canadian men always chatting about ice hockey and perhaps their idea that "dance" is indeed a hockey fight; maybe just maybe you are indeed on favoured ground eh! I could go on and on; yet maybe this photograph will score with you, in it is Bob and Doug Mckenzie and their guest Geddy Lee (famous yet typically Canadian in looks)...

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Firstly, nice nice use of "eh" at the end of the sentence - very Canadian.  How do you know that I don't chat about ice hockey too, albeit in my British accent??  However, the favoured ground argument could have some validity...hmm.

  11. CharronsChatter profile image68
    CharronsChatterposted 7 years ago

    Because it makes the same old lines: fresh!!

    Plus there is always a chance he will think your accent is adorable, too. smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Aha, you are the first to "turn the tables" so to speak.

  12. LauraGT profile image90
    LauraGTposted 7 years ago

    I don't know exactly - but I think people are right that it sounds foreign and exotic. I think the media contributes - often the sexy, dashing lead has a lovely foreign accent.

    When I was 10, I traveled abroad for the first time. When I got off the plane in London, I fell instantly in love with the man speaking over the loudspeaker. Who knows what the man might have looked like, but to my 10 year old ears, he was the sexiest man alive!  smile

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That made me laugh because whenever we travel back to the UK and hear the voice over the loudspeaker, we think how common he sounds!

  13. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 7 years ago

    I've always been attracted to the British, and especially Australian accents. I have no idea why that is. Like someone else stated, no others really stand up against these, and I know many women who feel the same. I once watched a documentary about the tones (the depth of the voice) that attracts both men and women. I bet it has something to do with that. The documentary pointed out that women are more attractive to men during their ovulation times as their voices change... are pitched higher (or something of the sort). It was very interesting, so I dare to say that biology/physiology has something to do with it. wink

    1. petenali profile image85
      petenaliposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting stuff.  Actually my accent is often mistaken for Australian too, so I guess that adds to the situation then...

 
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