by Gena Kaufman
Paul Costello For most guys I date, I never even think about their accent as being a factor in their attractiveness. Because most guys I meet in New York have an accent I refer to as "Ugh, who even cares, it's not British." Zzzzz.
But that's not fair. Being a U.S. born-and-raised citizen with my own native accent (that I insist is NOT an accent although I definitely notice differences between the way I speak in New York and the way I speak at home in Ohio), I should be more appreciative of our own locally-grown, North American accents.
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Based on a survey of over 2,000 people by Cupid.com, here are the eight most attractive accents in North America--along with the percentage of people who chose them and the male/female split in opinion:
1st Southern - 36.5% (45/28)