Fast-talking your way to new love
YOU can’t hurry love, they say — but it turns out if you don’t start speaking more quickly, you might not find it at all.
A study has revealed that talking faster helps men woo women more successfully.
Researchers discovered confident men who are rapid-fire conversationalists are smooth-talking their way into a woman’s life more than their slower rivals. Academics asked 124 heterosexual volunteers — 68 women and 56 men — to take part in a dating game, pitting same-sex rivals against each other. They then had to seduce a potential date.
The fastest-speaking men in the competition hit a rate of up to 6.47 syllables per second without a pause. They proved to be more experienced lovers, having found up to four partners in the past year.
Slower men, who at their worst hit a rate of 4.87 syllables per second, notched up fewer than two.
Women with less breathy voices, and a shorter speech duration, had fewer sexual partners compared to more breathy women. The study was conducted at France’s Montpellier University.