Men with deep voices are more likely to CHEAT on you – but a woman’s gives no clue
THE depth of a man’s voice can predict how likely he is to cheat, according to a new study.
A team of researchers is claiming that “vocal characteristics predict infidelity intention and relationship commitment in men but not in women”.
The study is claiming that men with deep voices are more likely to cheat[/caption]
The researchers struggled to find any strong correlation between female voices and how they behave in a relationship.
However, they concluded that men who sound more masculine are “more likely to engage in infidelity and commit less to their romantic relationships compared with feminine men”.
To draw this conclusion they studied a group of heterosexual Mandarin speaking university studies who were mostly in relatively short relationships.
A total of 116 men and 145 women paritcipated.
The researchers have admitted there are a few limitations to the study including the age range of participants[/caption]
They were all recorded saying the same phrases so the depth of their voice could be noted.
They were also asked how likely they were to commit to a relationship and how likely they were to cheat.
Through further analysis it was concluded that the men in the group who had deeper voices were most likely to cheat on a partner.
The researchers noted: “Of course, several limitations to this study should be considered.
“First, the participants were university students with a narrow age range, the durations of their relationships were relatively short, and their mating dynamics and concept of marriage vary considerably from later adulthood.
“Future work should replicate these results across different populations.
“Second, we mainly discuss the study based on research conducted in western cultures, because few studies have examined vocal characteristics based on Chinese participants.”
They want other researchers to conduct further research in this area and look at different age ranges and even the hormone levels of participants.
Study participants were kept anonymous and the study was approved by the Ethics Committee of Southwest University.
This full study can be read online in the Personality and Individual Differences journal.
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