Women find men with deep voices more attractive
Scientists found that men with masculine, low-pitched voices are better at attracting women – at least those looking for short-term flings.
But the baritone bad boys were also seen as more likely to cheat and not viewed as marriage material.
The study, published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, provides insights into the evolution of the human voice and mate selection.
"The sound of someone's voice can affect how we think of them," said Dr Jillian O'Connor, from McMaster University in Canada.
"Until now, it's been unclear why women would like the voices of men who might cheat. But we found that the more women thought these men would cheat, the more they were attracted to them for a brief relationship when they are less worried about fidelity."
For the study, 87 women listened to men's voices that were manipulated to sound higher or lower, and then chose who they thought was more likely to cheat