Women find the Irish accent the sexiest, while men go posh!


It seems some men have the luck of the Irish when it comes to the accent department. Women have voted the Irish accent the sexiest in a new poll conducted by leading married dating site IllicitEncounters.com.

Women overwhelmingly found the romantic brogue of such stars as Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson irresistible. The survey of over 6000 members of the dating site also found that men where most likely to be attracted to a woman with an Oxford or so called “posh” accent.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Rosie Freeman-Jones commented: “Sometimes it’s not just what you say but how you say it, accents are increasingly becoming highlighted in our members profiles as to set them apart from other potentials. Being able to have a conversation is a really important element to forming a successful physical relationship. So finding your dates accent attractive can be a real plus point”

Men with Scottish, West Country and Cockney accents also faired well, meanwhile the least attractive accent for men was a Manchester accent and women with a Birmingham twang also faired poorly in the poll of UK based accents.

Women from Scotland, Wales and Liverpool should also take advantage of their attractive voices however those from Essex and the West Country may not want to promote there vocal region when looking for a date online.

Top Sexiest Accents for Men

  1. Irish
  2. Scottish
  3. West Country
  4. Cockney
  5. Oxford / Posh

Top Sexiest Accents for Women

  1. Oxford / Posh
  2. Scottish
  3. Welsh
  4. Liverpudlian
  5. Irish

Least Sexy Accent for Men

  1. Manchester
  2. Birmingham
  3. Essex

Least Sexy Accent for Women

  1. Birmingham
  2. Essex
  3. West Country

The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com

IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 750,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

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