Learning This One Language Makes You More Attractive, Science Says

Paul Thompson
·2 min read

It's no secret that the way in which you speak and articulate can be substantial factors of how attractive—and probably just as often, unattractive—you appear to those around you. It's also common knowledge that other languages and accents different from your own can sometimes draw you to a person more than you normally would be. But what is the most attractive language of them all? According to a new study from e-learning platform Preply, it's the one that gets your heart beating the fastest.

To find that out which language did just that, researchers behind the study fitted 10 participants with heart monitors and played flirtatious "chat-up lines" in various languages from around the globe to identify the increase in heart rate from the group's resting average of 65 beats per minute (bpm). Read on to discover the most—and the least—heart-racing language you should learn if you want to become more attractive to potential partners. And for more romance-related trivia, check out these 35 Facts About Love That Will Make Your Heart Smile.

10

Hindi

Hello in Hindi
Hello in Hindi

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 15 percent to 75 bpm

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9

Korean

Good morning written in Korean
Good morning written in Korean

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 17 percent to 76 bpm

8

Chinese

Mandarin Chinese written in notebook
Mandarin Chinese written in notebook

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 17 percent to 76 bpm

7

Polish

Polish English dictionary
Polish English dictionary

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 17 percent to 76 bpm

6

Spanish

a chalkboard with the question hablas espanol? do you speak Spanish? written in Spanish, a pot with pencils and the flag of Spain, on a wooden desk
a chalkboard with the question hablas espanol? do you speak Spanish? written in Spanish, a pot with pencils and the flag of Spain, on a wooden desk

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 18 percent to 77 bpm

And for a phrase that sounds bad in any language, this is The Worst Thing You're Saying to Your Partner Without Realizing It.

5

Greek

Greek carvings at Ephesus temple
Greek carvings at Ephesus temple

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 18 percent to 77 bpm

4

Russian

russian book
russian book

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 18 percent to 77 bpm

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3

French

French
French

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 18 percent to 77 bpm

2

Portuguese

man reading a portuguese language book to learn the language
man reading a portuguese language book to learn the language

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 20 percent to 78 bpm

1

Italian

I love you in Italian
I love you in Italian

Increase in heart rate from 65 bpm: 23 percent to 80 bpm

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