Why Are Guys With Deep Voices So Sexy?

Every year on Valentine’s Day, radio stations put Barry White and other deep-voiced male musicians in heavy rotation with the hope of getting their listeners “in the mood.” This is perhaps not surprising, given all of the research indicating that heterosexual women find deep voices to be a real turn-on. Not only do women typically rate men with lower-pitched voices as being more attractive than men with higher-pitched voices,1 but women also seem predisposed to pay more attention to deep voices. In fact, research finds that women actually have an easier time remembering things when they are said by a man with a low-pitched voice.2 But why is this the case? What’s so compelling and sexy about a deep voice anyway?
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