Does the femininity of a woman’s voice affect her attractiveness to males?
From: Personality and Individual Differences
- Puts, D.A., Barndt, J.L., Welling, L.L.M., Dawood, K., Burriss, R.P., 2011. Intrasexual competition among women: Vocal femininity affects perceptions of attractiveness and flirtatiousness. Personality and Individual Differences 50, 111–115.
- 63 male and 46 female participants
- Pre-recorded female voices were edited to either sound more or less feminine
- Male participants evaluated voices on attractiveness for a short-term, sexual relationship and a long-term, committed relationship.
- Men preferred feminised female voices. Under no condition was a masculinised pitch favoured
- Vocal femininity affected short-term attractiveness more than it did long-term attractiveness.
- The authors also conclude that women perceived feminine voices as more flirtatious and more attractive to men
- Yes (with confidence)