Does the femininity of a woman’s voice affect her attractiveness to males?

From: Personality and Individual Differences

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Participants/situation

  • 63 male and 46 female participants

Study

  • 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. 

Results

  • 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

Answer

  • Yes (with confidence)

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