02 Mar The language of love? Turns out it’s English! Accent overtakes French to becomes the world’s sexiest
- British accent triumphed in poll of 11,000 people’s favourite in English
- It was followed by American, Irish and Australian accents in global survey
- French accent voted for by just 7.7% of people, coming in fifth place
Sacre bleu! French has lost its place as the language of love – to English.
A British accent was chosen as the most attractive by 26.7 per cent of people answering a global survey of 11,000 people in 24 cities – followed by American, Irish and Australian accents.
French was chosen as the sexiest accent by just 7.7 per cent of respondents to Time Out’s Global Dating Survey, coming in at fifth place.
Language of love: British accents have been voted the sexiest in an international survey (file photo)
And Parisians answering the survey were among the respondents most likely to fall for someone with a British accent, along with those from New York and Sydney.
But Gallic aficionados could still take some cheer from the survey.
Paris was ranked as the city with the best dating scene, followed by Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Chicago – with London coming in at a lowly sixth.
The study concluded that Sydney has the happiest singletons, with 31 per cent ‘proudly single’ while the opposite was true in New York, where 45 per cent of respondents declared themselves ‘sad to be single’.
Meanwhile, 53 per cent of people said they kissed on the first date and one in ten believe sex on a first date is acceptable.
Still a winner: Paris, featuring the love locks of the Pont des Arts (pictured), had the best dating scene
On average, couples had 3.53 dates before having sex – but still considered it acceptable to see other people until reaching six dates.
Technology is also important for modern-day lovers, with 58 per cent admitting to checking a prospective date’s credentials on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Answers to a question about the best and worst aspects of the local dating scene threw up some surprising results.
One was how the presence of ‘infinitely more men than women due to an overabundance of military and security personnel’ in Kabul made it easy for women to find a potential suitor.
But a respondent from Bogota, Colombia, complained: ‘The guys are ugly and girls very beautiful. It’s difficult’.
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