Marie Lodi
August 03, 2016 5:24 pm
Wifey TV
Wifey TV

Have you ever talked to someone on the phone and thought to yourself, “Damn, that voice is FUUUUINE!”? Even if you’ve never met the person on the other line, you’ve already decided that they were foxy AF. But what IS it exactly that causes us to be attracted to someone solely based on their voice?

In the latest episode of The Dirty Word, the hilarious web show that explores linguistic phenomenons such as vocal fry and gender neutral pronouns, the link between voice and hotness is studied AND tested. Host Amanda Montell cites research from YouTube series AsapTHOUGHT that reveals when it comes to romantic situations, women tend to drop the pitch in their voice, whereas men raise theirs. Are we trying to replicate some kind of sultry Kathleen Turner vocal situation? (Maybe *I* am, especially when I take a pizza out of the oven).

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To see whether they could accurately judge attractiveness based on voice alone, Montell, along with writer Jill Gutowitz, listen to recordings and try to guess the celebrities behind them.

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We do have to point out that attractiveness, whether it’s physical or vocal, is subjective. One person might think a high-pitched speech is super hot while another might be attracted more to voices with heavy bass. Either way, it’s hilarious to watch. To see if  Montell and Gutowitz think Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, and Daniel Radcliffe have sexy vocal chords, check out the clip below.

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