What is it that attracts you to the dance floor like a moth is attracted to a flame? The colourful decoration? The sweet girls or beautiful boys? Yes, those are important factors – but hands down: What attracts you most to the dance floor is the sound of a big, phat bass line. The same goes for the opposite sex, as scientists found out recently: Bass is sexy.
The scientists recorded the voices of Czech men talking to women in their native language. They then played these recordings to British women who did not understand the actual content, and asked them to rate the voices in terms of sexiness. What they found was that the ladies gave much higher ratings to the voices of those men who talked to women they perceived to be attractive. Obviously low sound frequencies are a medium of flirtation that is understood even beyond language skills.