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Deeper voices have been linked to having more surviving children and grandchildren, higher testosterone and lower stress hormones, and longer-term survival in men.
On the other hand, deeper-voiced men are also rated by women as more likely to cheat on a partner and as less trustworthy in general.
But did you know that voices can also signal a person’s attractiveness, fertility and even the likelihood of them being unfaithful?
A popular theory with evolutionary psychologists, known as “cads versus dads”, suggests that more masculine, dominant men are not as paternal and generally invest less in their children and grandchildren than less masculine men.
Participants were played recordings of people speaking and given no other background information about them, and successfully rated cheaters as “more likely to cheat” than non-cheaters.
Interestingly, women were better at this task than men.
In one clever study, participants were asked to judge the voices of individuals who spoke in a different language to attractive or unattractive potential partners or competitors.
The researchers found that, when talking to attractive people, men’s voices tend to reach a deeper pitch, and both men and women increase how varied their pitch is so their voices sound more dynamic than monotonous.
Picture Morgan Freeman, Donald Trump or Margaret Thatcher.
Most likely you can hear their voices in your mind, and the characteristic inflections that they put on certain words, as well as their tone and pitch.