If you want to have the girl, talk quickly: talking faster helps men court women, finds a study
- A study has revealed that talking faster helps men court women more successfully
- Men speaking fast proved to be more experienced lovers with 4 per year
- The slowest men, who reached a rate of 4.87 syllables per second, had less than two
Mail on Sunday Reporter
You can not rush love, they say, but it turns out that if you do not start talking faster you may not find it at all.
A study has revealed that talking faster helps men court women more successfully.
The researchers discovered that confident men, quick talkers, speak without problems in a woman's life more than their slower rivals.
Academics asked 124 heterosexual volunteers – 68 women and 56 men – to participate in a dating game, confronting rivals of the same sex. Then they had to seduce a potential date.
A study has revealed that talking faster helps men court women more successfully
Men who speak faster in the competition reach a rate of up to 6.47 syllables per second without pause. They proved to be more experienced lovers, having found up to four partners in the last year.
Slower men, who at their worst reach a rate of 4.87 syllables per second, with less than two.
Women with fewer choppy voices and shorter speech duration had fewer sexual partners compared to more trained women.
The researchers found that confident men who are quick talkers talk about a woman's life more easily than their slower rivals.
The study, published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior, was directed by Alexandre Suire of the University of Montpellier in France.
He said: "Men who show a faster rate of articulation and a relatively higher voice in this study had greater previous success with women.These men presumably would feel more self-confident when placed in a competitive or of mating.
"This self-confidence may have relaxed male subjects, stabilizing their vocal rhythm and intensity through speech, and if this is the case, this suggests that when men feel safe, they speak with faster and stronger speech."