Want to pick up a new lady? Irish or Scottish accents are most attractive

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An Irish or Scottish accent makes women weak at the knees, but whispering sweet-nothings with a Manchester or Birmingham accent is bound to be a turn-off, according to a new survey.

Dating site IllicitEncounters.com surveyed more than 6,000 of its members to find out which accents and the most and least accents.

But sadly for us, a Yorkshire didn’t make the top five.

Women overwhelmingly found the romantic brogue of such stars as Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson irresistible, with Scottish, West Country, Cockney and a posh accent making up the top five.

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”

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 their vocal region when looking for a date online.

Top Sexiest Accents for Men:

Irish

Scottish

West Country

Cockney

Oxford / Posh

Top Sexiest Accents for Women:

Oxford / Posh

Scottish

Welsh

Liverpudlian

Irish

Least Sexy Accent for Men:

Manchester

Birmingham

Essex

Least Sexy Accent for Women:

Birmingham

Essex

West Country