Nothing so soothing as your own voice

People prefer voices that are similar to their own, because they convey a sense of community and social belongingness, research has found.

Some 30 Californian college-aged participants rated the attractiveness of 60 voices.

The study found a preference for males who spoke with a shorter average word length and with a “larger” sound. For females, breathy tones rated most attractive.

Researchers say the way somebody perceives a voice is heavily influenced by where they live.

Read more at University of British Columbia