How much can you tell from a voice? I’ve certainly had a few experiences in the past talking to sultry journalists on the phone wishing that I could meet them face to face, but then wondering if I would be disappointed in the flesh.
Apparently not say David Feinberg, a psychologist at McMaster University - in general people with attractive voices have attractive faces. Fast talkers are judged as more educated and people whose inflections are varied are judged to be more interesting. Women prefer men with deeper voices – since apparently pitch is tied to your hormone levels, giving an indicator of health, fertility and dominance. To top it off, while women are ovulating or looking for short term partners, they are particularly attracted to deep voices.
So really women couldn’t help but love Isaac Hayes, that deep deep grumble was irresistible in more ways than one. Better start working on lowering my tone . . .