79% say speaking a second language makes people more attractive
Sexiest languages are French (41%), Italian (16%) and Spanish (15%)
By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Want to make the opposite sex swoon this Valentine’s Day? Forget the good looks and charming personality. A new national survey reveals if you want to light libidos on fire, learn to “parler français” or “hablar español” – learn 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%)
The survey, commissioned by Rocket Languages (http://www.rocketlanguages.com), the international online language-learning leader, also revealed the impact language learning can have on careers.
As the survey suggests, language learning pays off in both the boardroom AND the bedroom (where it seems to have led to more amor). When asked to name two situations when they use their second language, 54% say on the job and 20% say during intimate situations!
PICK-ME-UP for Pick Up Lines
Building off the revealing survey results, Rocket Languages has posted quick tutorials to help English-speaking Americans learn some famous pick-up lines in the three sexiest languages just in time for Valentine’s Day. These tutorials can be found here (http://www.rocketlanguages.com/valentines-day/).
As Rocket Languages Founder and CEO, Jason Oxenham, suggests, the company wanted to engage with their customers and help them make a statement this Valentine’s Day.
“The purpose of this survey was to determine the true reasons why people learn languages,” said Oxenham. “We were surprised to find that so many people learn languages to improve their perceived intelligence and attractiveness. So, to help language learners around the world do just that and make a big impression on Valentine’s Day, we put together quick and fun tutorials on a few pick up lines in the three sexiest languages.”
For the tutorials, Rocket Languages focused on the top pick up lines from the survey. 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?”
Oxenham and the Rocket Languages team hope these tutorials, and the full programs offered through their website (www.rocketlanguages.com) can help people make a big impression on Valentine’s Day and beyond.
“Hopefully, we can help people replace over-the-top productions, like rose petals and treasure hunts, with knowledge of new languages and cultures, so they can make a more authentic statement both personally and professionally.”
- Please cite Rocket Languages (http://www.rocketlanguages.com) as the source for this survey.
- National survey included 1359 American men and women
- International survey included 5092 men and women (1300 Americans)
- Full survey results available upon request.
About Rocket Languages
Rocket Languages downloadable online language learning products are powered by Libros Media, a New Zealand-based company created in 2004 by friends Mark Ling and Jason Oxenham.
Jason, a dedicated Francophile, and Mark, who was studying Spanish at university, were both familiar with the language learning material provided by universities and bookshops and agreed there should be a more effective way to learn languages.
Starting with Spanish, they quickly developed a stable of innovative downloadable learning resources that…
- Get the student to speak a new language with a perfect accent
- Make understanding the spoken language easy
- Cut learning time by up to 50%
- And let the student have fun while they’re at it!
Fast-forward to 2013 and Rocket Languages is a recognized leader in online language learning courses, having further developed and refined the products to keep pace with customer, e-learning and technological requirements.
In fact, Rocket Languages has been so successful that there are now over 1 million registered users of their products. The 2013 edition of their language learning products is now available and is accompanied by the most comprehensive language learning Android and iOS apps available today.