Ask A Woman: Do Women Like Accents? (Börk, Börk, Börk!)

Ask A Woman - Accents


I am from Sweden and enjoy your discussions about what women want. Do you think women enjoy accents even if English is not a strong thing? What do women like most?

Sven out!


rachel-aawDear Sven,

I totally dig that you're reading the site from Sweden. Welcome!

I have to say that, in general, women like guys with accents. However, let me be entirely honest about something: I've never met anyone from Sweden, nor do I know what a Swedish accent actually sounds like. I'm sure it's not true, but my closest approximation has to be the Muppets' own Swedish Chef:


But while British, French, Spanish, Italian, and even Southern US accents each have a fairly large female fanbase here in the States, I wouldn't necessarily count Sweden out just yet. Accents aren't only attractive because of the way they sound. They almost guarantee women at least a few minutes of interesting conversation with someone who very likely has different cultural experiences, global perspectives, and interests. Interesting conversation scores way more points in my book than accents ever do.

And even if your accent does sound like the Swedish Chef, less-attractive accents aren't necessarily a dealbreaker. Don't tell him I told you so, but my boyfriend has a (generally considered less-attractive) Rochester, NY accent...and I still like him plenty.

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Rachel once gave a particularly confident guy a quadratic equation to solve, the solutions of which were the digits in her phone number.