Skip Nav
25 Sweet, Sexy, and Captivating Books You're Going to Want to Read This Fall
Game of Thrones
33 Sexy Game of Thrones Halloween Costume Ideas
I'm Dating an Older Man — Here Is Why Age Doesn't Matter

Turn-On or Turn-Off: Guys With Accents

Thank goodness for TiVo! Just like many of you probably did, I raced home yesterday to catch Brad Pitt on Oprah. I wasn't digging his mustache per se, but my ears perked up when I heard him talk. When did he get that accent? I've always been a sucker for a man with a foreign accent, but Brad's southern drawl definitely piqued my interest. Are you with me on this one? Are men with accents a turn-on or a turn-off?

Join The Conversation
calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
it depends on the accent. i absolutely HATE british accent. its pretty ugly. american accent is hot, specially the way the blacks talk. it totally depends on the accent
Kat-E Kat-E 8 years
I want Option #3: Indifferent towards accents. It really doesn't charm me either way.
gidigirl gidigirl 8 years
Americans do love accents it seems.. I have an Englsh accent and hear all day long about my accent. What cracks me up is the inability to differentiate between accents which is understandable.. But it kills me when someone will say I sound like.. Downtown Julie Brown or Sade .. I think its a black/british thing.. I sound as different from them as a Newyorker from a Texan!!!! I HATE the Cockney accent and the Australian accent!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
I'm not so fussed with accents, but I love different languages. My partner is Bi-lingual (English being his second language) and when he speaks in his mother tongue I go weak at the knees. Even if he's on the phone to his mum!
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
It depends on which accent of course, but for the most part it's a huge turn on. Irish is THE BEST. Scottich is good and British, oooo and Australian.
lilwildone1202 lilwildone1202 8 years
i have always had a thing for British/Australian accents *drools*
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I like most European and South American accents. I'm a big fan of Southern accents, too. Not redneck Southern, but genteel Southern.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
he's always had an accent - i don't know why people are so surprised about that one. as for other guys, i have to say that i'm REALLY attracted to guys with accents. i dated a british guy for about 6 months, and it was great since there were weeks at a time that we didn't see each other since he was in london and i was in NY but talking over the phone really did the job for me.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Yep, the Scottish accent slays me as well. When James McAvoy gives interviews... :drool:
bebehaul24 bebehaul24 8 years
omg who would say "no" to this??? my fiance is brazilian so i'm obviously into it! I also have this strange thing for Scottish accents that I can positively trace back to watching Trainspotting repeatedly in high school (LOVE EWAN). I slept with a scottish lad on a vaca pretty much just because of his hot accent...such a good girl, i know!
syako syako 8 years
you mean n'awlins? ;)
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
It does depend on the accent, because some accents are irritating but others are such a turn-on. This guy I had a small crush on for a while had the most beautiful Brazilian accent I'd ever heard, I think it was the first thing I fell for!
kellys kellys 8 years
Missouri is smack dab in the middle of country, accent-wise, which means we've got a bit of everything that's close by. There is definitely a southern Missouri accent that i would classify as southern-sounding. but yeah, everyone who says that there are a whole bunch of "southern" accents is right. north-texas sounds nothing like georgia (and georgia is different than alabama). don't even get me started on new orleans :)
syako syako 8 years
Yeah my biggest peeve in movies and TV shows are the ones set in Louisiana where everyone talks like they're from Alabama! GRR! ;)
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Lousiana. I have a bunch of family there, and their accents are insane. Not southern like it is in GA, but different. Southern accents, but not stereotypical like it is in say Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas, Misssissippi. Those are are the type of accents people associate Southern with. Louisiana is totally not the stereotypical South, and the accents are not either. I have a big issue understanding people in Louisiana, even my own family. I don't appreciate all the different "Southern" accents and stuff. I haven't spend way too much time down here, and the accents are very, very much still noticeable and sound quite the same. Louisiana is the exception though...I can pick that up from a mile away. I cannot distinguish between the states mentioned about...Tennessee Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Texas and Mississippi. Everyone sounds the same to me. =/
syako syako 8 years
spend some time in South Louisiana and you're theory will fly out of the window Chrstne. ;) That's where I grew up and the accents there are so different from each other and from other Southern states (real South) :P It's quite amazing, actually, accents and all. Especially when you look at places where if you grew up 20 miles away from someone you'd sound like you're from a whole other region.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
In BK, I never heard anyone say Joisey. Bronx is included, but I heard it a lot in Queens. It actually annoyed me because there is definitely no "i" in Jersey, and anyone from Jersey doesn't say that. I have had a few experiences with accents and states. I have traveled a lot, but I have lived in NJ, MD and GA. MD is considered South where MD is. A lot of people don't consider it South, just like I do not. When people think of South, they think of accents and the type of people -- they don't think just the act of "crossing the mason-dixon line" is what makes something South. On top of that, there are degrees of South. Maryland may be considered South, but Maryland is sort of the "in between" state - between North and South. You have people who have accents, and you have people that do not. Suffice it to say Maryland is full of people who work in MD, but actually commute from as far as West Virginia. Maryland is interesting. In Maryland, people picked up my accent immediately. They say anywhere that I don't sound trashy or ghetto, but the accent, mixed with the way people in certain regions speak, actually makes me sound a little cocky, but mostly "too proper". In NJ, I notice that people always pronounce things properly...except mountain, Trenton, and words that sound like that. Oh, and water. People everywhere, even my own BF says we say "Wooder". I think I say it like "Wuh-der" and in the South it's all "Wah-ter". It's interesting. But, the North and South differ in how they speak, because the North is usually a bit more "proper", and the South tends to slur their words quite a bit. It could be because of the heavy accent. In GA, this is definitely the South for me. I mean, Southern people everywhere -- and Alabama is the next state over, which actually shocks me more than anything. People speak classically Southern here. I have met one Southern person without an accent -- and they were born and raised in CT. Figures.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Definitely turn on, as my boyfriend has an English accent. :)
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Turn on, turn on, turn on. Esp. British, Scottish accents. Meow!
reeeeka reeeeka 8 years
my ex was english...really sexy.
reeeeka reeeeka 8 years
I'm with Sonya Ina on this one! It depends on the accent...What part of the country they are from and what part of that particular state they are from.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 8 years
My guy is a southern gentleman. He doesn't have any accent, but I sometimes ask him to talk to me with southern accent. It makes him look so innocent and HOT!
mywish22 mywish22 8 years
accents are absolute turn ons...I love the Australian accent
Marci Marci 8 years
I beg to differ Chrstne - saying 'joisey' for jersey isn't a Queens thing - it's a Brooklyn or Bronx thing. And I can't say I've heard it said much in real life. Men with foreign accents - definitely a turn-on! I can live without the regional American accents, though.
Drewsfan Drewsfan 8 years
I'm a sucker for a sexy Canadian.
Angelina Jolie Quotes About Brad Pitt Divorce September 2017
How Old Are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Kids?
Who Has Brad Pitt Dated?
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Divorce Details
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds