Have you ever heard a voice that made you stop in your tracks? Causing you to without intention pause? If you’re anything like me, then your next reaction is one of a slightly curved grin, that says “heeeeeeyyy…”, without saying anything at all…
A product of teen years spent in fandom of boy bands, I wasn’t alone in my appreciation of the deeper registers of Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson and Nsync’s Lance Bass. (hahaha)
All humor aside, voices do play apart in attraction. Different notes for different folks!
The New Scientist says according to Nathan Pipitone and Gordon Gallup of the State University of New York at Albany, “a woman’s voice becomes more attractive when she is most fertile.” Their audio recording indicated a pattern that when audio recordings were played of women on their menstrual cycle,
“both males and females judged the women’s voices to be most attractive if they were recorded during the peak fertility period of the menstrual cycle, and less attractive if they were recorded during non-fertile periods.”
(Evolution and Human Behavior, DOI: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2008.02.001).
Studies on both genders have back and forth revealed or at least suggested a plethora of findings; tackling it from many various angles indict any patterns in attraction, pitch, ect, etc. Depending on what you read you’ll literally get opposite information. The above being one, and what Marie Claire Magazine (image source: April 2012 print issue), presents, being another:
You don’t always get what you want I suppose. This writer is just saying though, she’s team sexy voice hubby all the way. If sexy voice hubby can also become the sexy voice hubby/sexy voice baby daddy, then “heeeeeeyyy…”.
- How We are Judged by Our Voice in Dating and the Workplace (psychologytoday.com)