“The accent of Boston natives is seen as the sexiest accent by far in the area of Massachusetts that primarily includes Boston,” said Rachel Stockton, who led the survey. “This accent got twice as many votes as the next sexiest accent in eastern Mass, which was the intellectual Cambridge drawl.”
The survey results make clear that a Boston accent is sure to be attractive to people living in the Greater Boston metro area. “Whether you’re talking like a Kennedy or a Southie boy from Good Will Hunting, you’re bound to turn some heads whenever you’re talking within Boston city limits,” Stockton said.
In a follow-up survey, Stockton found that the general American accent is hands-down the least sexy accent in Britain.