Sex & Relationships

Apparently, Men Who Mumble Are Attractive to Women

According to a study.

We've always been told to communicate things early but if you want to be popular with the ladies, apparently that's not the way to go.

Today in ridiculous discoveries: mumbling has been found to be a turn-on for women as it is a sign of masculinity. That's according to a study from the American Institute of Physics published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Through a series of tests, researchers found that speaking less clearly can be more beneficial when it comes to dating. We don't know about it professionally, however.

"From a sexual selection standpoint, males with traits that are slightly more masculine than average are typically preferred, which in this context would make males with less clear speech more attractive," said study co-author Dr. Daniel Stehr from the University of California-Irvine.

In case you need more proof, several famous men who have been known for being attractive are mumblers. Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, and more are just some that back the study.

“Much received wisdom and many vocal coaches would encourage people to slow down and carefully enunciate to make a better impression on their audience,” Dr. Stehr says. “However, when it comes to empirical studies of how attractiveness of the human voice is judged, we couldn’t find previous work investigating whether an actual link exists between perceived attractiveness and overall clarity of articulation.”

So, we've been going about it all wrong? Got it.

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Paolo Chua is the Associate Style Editor at Esquire Philippines, where he writes about fashion and grooming. Before joining Esquire Philippines, he was a writer at Town & Country Philippines.
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