Congratulations, Southerners! You Have The Sexiest Accent In North America

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 11, 2013

While the findings aren’t exactly scientific (the survey was conducted by a dating site called Cupid.com), as a recent Tennessee transplant, I definitely agree with the results: 36 percent of daters find Southern accents to be the “most attractive” of all the dialects in North America. The enthusiasm was even greater among men, with 45% of male respondents lusting after the sultry drawl of a Southern belle above all other accents (28 percent of women agreed). Check out the rest of the rankings after the jump, y’all, and tell us if you agree with the findings!

(Rank, average total and male/female split)
1. Southern – 36.5% (45/28)
2. New York –16.5% (10/23)
3. Western – 13 % (16/10)
4. New England – 10.5% (8/13)
5. New Jersey –7% (4/10)
6. Canadian –7% (3/11)
7. Midwestern – 5.5% (8/3)
8. Mid-Atlantic – 4% (5/3)