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She Thinks Your Sexy Voice Is Stupid

Your "come hither" tone may be turning her off.

She Thinks Your Sexy Voice Is Stupid

When researchers taped men and women speaking in their best “Hey, baby” voice, then played the recordings to the opposite sex, they learned something surprising: Men loved the women’s flirty inflections—but women found the guys’ “seductive” sounds not very seductive-sounding at all.

What women did appreciate in a male voice: normal intonation, but with a burst of confidence indicating success. Lesson: Ditch the suave come-on and speak with calm, friendly self-assurance.

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