The sexiest accents in Europe have been revealed

Lucy Pasha-Robinson@lucypasha
Saturday 24 September 2016 15:00
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It's been confirmed the language of love is alive and well, as Italian was voted the most attractive European accent, according to new research.

The survey, which polled 1,000 people, asked which romance language accents were the sexiest.

While Italian came out resoundingly on top with 25 per cent of the vote, French followed a close second with 23 per cent finding it the sexiest.

Irish, Spanish and Swedish followed to make up the top five.

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In similar research earlier this year, Happn found more than half of people think someone’s voice can be a deal breaker when it comes to romance.

The classic British accent came first in the running for the best UK accent, with 23 per cent of the vote.

Irish came in second, followed by Scottish, Sloane and Cockney.

Poll:*

Ranking

European Accent

UK Accent

1

Italian (25%)

Received Pronunciation (23%)

2

French (23%)

Irish (20%)

3

Irish (19%)

Scottish (14%)

4

Spanish (16%)

Sloane / Chelsea (7%)

5

Swedish (5%)

Cockney (6%)

6

Russian (4%)

Geordie / Newcastle (6%)

7

Portuguese (2%)

Welsh (5%)

8

German (1%)

Yorkshire (5%)

9

Dutch (1%)

West Country (4%)

10

Greek (1%)

Essex (3%)

The findings, conducted by dating site Happn, have been released ahead of the European Day of Languages on Monday 26th September.

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