For the "glamorous life of a journalist" chronicles, an item from the morning's mail bag, verbatim:
Here's a fun talker for you right in time for Valentine's Day. Want to make the opposite sex swoon? Forget good looks or a charming personality. A new international survey reveals if you want to light libidos on fire, learn to "parle francai"s or "habla espanol" - speak another language!
The international survey of more than 5,000 men and women (1300 Americans) reveals if you speak a different language:
• 79% find you more attractive
• 77% rate you as more intelligent
Also, it turns out the French tongue isn't only famous for kissing.
HOTTEST LANGUAGES OF LOVE
The survey reveals:
• French is the #1 Sexiest Language, (chosen by 41%)
• #2 Italian (chosen by 16%)
• #3 Spanish (chosen by 15%)
Chill dudes. We Americans still have some swag. English ranked #4th sexiest language (chosen by 10%). And so much for Gangnam style. The Korean language came in dead last - the least sexy language....
When people polled were asked the top pick-up line they'd like to hear or say in another language the top choices are:
#1 "Where have you been all my life?" or in French "Où as-tu été toute ma vie?"
#2 "Can I get you a drink?" or in Italian "Ti posso offrire da bere?"
#3 "I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?" Or in Spanish "¿Perdí mi número de teléfono, me podrías dar el tuyo?"
The company conducting the survey asks to be credited with its results, and you can find them easily if you search. As well as capsule bios of some of your prospective teachers:
James, we German speakers all figure out that German is a favorite foreign language for gay men here.I don't know why it works out that way, but I've noticed that for many years.Maybe a reporter could figure it out?