11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction
From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.
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Betty Boop Came Out at "Hi"
Whether she's aware of it or not, the pitch of a woman's voice increases a notch (becoming higher but not
shrill) when she's flirting, finds a study from McMaster University in Canada. Conveniently, men much prefer these high-pitched dulcet tones over deeper ones.
A woman can strike her highest chords around ovulation, when she's likeliest to conceive. Another coincidence: This happens to be the time of the month that men give female voices the highest attractiveness ratings.
Next: Dr. Laura Berman's 5 elements of attractiveness