Forget oysters. Forget chocolate. Forget Matt Damon's Boston burr in Good Will Hunting. Apparently, the ultimate aphrodisiac is the New York accent. A survey conducted by the dating site Cupid.com revealed that the heavy New York inflection is the second sexiest in the country — trumped only by the Southern lilt, of course.
It isn't just any Brooklyn brogue that's alluring, though. The NY accent is at its sexy-time prime when it's spoken by a man. A 22-year-old female participant says, "I like the swagger in it. It tells me he's full of confidence, forceful but not rude, maybe a little arrogant." Another 33-year-old female participant said she gets a "hoot out of listening to the construction workers." Say what?
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Though we're very fond of our neighbors, we're sorry to say that New Jersey was not included under the New York umbrella. Unfortunately, Jersey finished fifth — in a tie with Canada. Is this one of the most random surveys of all time? Yes. But, we're gonna brag about this small victory anyway. (NY Post)
2Photo: Via New York Post.
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