Research into the most attractive UK regional dialects for your dinner date found the ‘Jasper Carrot’ Birmingham twang was the most irritating, winning just 0.5 per cent of the votes.
Next came Liverpudlian (0.8 per cent), Mancunian (one per cent), Essex (three per cent) and West Country with four per cent.
Instead ‘Received Pronunciation’ (23 per cent) – the classic speech heard from BBC announcers – is the most likely to make your date go weak at the knees with 23 per cent of the vote.
The second most popular was Northern Irish (20 per cent), with Scottish in third place (14 per cent) in the study by dating app Happn.
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The fourth favourite UK accent was ‘Sloane’ (13 per cent) as seen in ‘ Made In Chelsea ‘, with Geordie and cockney both scoring 12 per cent.
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Over half of Britons felt that the tone and accent in someone’s voice is vital when it comes to romance, or a second date.
When it comes to foreign accents, singletons found Italian was the sexiest (25 per cent), followed by French (23 per cent) and Irish (19 per cent).
While Turkish was the least liked with one per cent, followed by Greek, Polish and Romanian (all scoring just two per cent), and Dutch (three per cent.)
Happn surveyed 2,000 of it’s site’s users to celebrate the launch of their voice messaging feature.
Marie Cosnard, Head of Trends at Happn, said: “We’re surprised that classic BBC poshness beat out the dreamy Northern Irish accent.
“But perhaps Americans are right to hail English accents an aphrodisiac!”
Top 5 sexiest accents
- Received Pronunciation
- Northern Irish
Top 5 least sexy accents
- West Country