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Deep-voiced men ‘have more kids’

Scientists do the strangest research! It’s not that it isn’t interesting, it’s just that I would have never thought about doing a research like this. Maybe it’s because I do have a rather deep voice but only 2 children. Hey! It’s not too late. Let me do some deep-voiced sweet talking with Guylaine and see what happens…

Men with deep voices tend to have more children than those who speak at a higher pitch, scientists say.

Males who hit lower notes as they talked had about two more children on average than squeaky speakers.

It fits with observations that women find masculine voices more attractive, the team reports in Biology Letters.

“There are a lot of reasons why lower pitch and reproductive success could be linked,” said Coren Apicella, from the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, US.

Deep tones are suggestive of increased testosterone levels, which could lead females to perceive such men as better hunters and therefore better providers, she told the BBC.

“Or it could be that men with deeper voices simply start reproducing earlier. We really don’t know what is behind this yet.”

Read the whole story on the BBC website

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