By Chelsea Karnash
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a new survey of more than 5,000 people has revealed the world’s sexiest language – and it’s exactly what you thought.READ MORE: CBS3 Pet Project: How To Help Your Dog, Cat Get Through Fourth Of July Fireworks
The survey, commissioned by online language learning company Rocket Languages, found French is considered the sexiest language. In fact, 41% of respondents polled ranked it tops for seduction, while Italian, the second sexiest, pulled only 16% of the vote. Spanish came in a close third with 15%.READ MORE: Philadelphia Police: Body Found Tied Up, Shot Inside Trunk Of Burning Car In Fox Chase
And when it comes to attractiveness, knowing multiple languages helps: 79% of those who responded to the survey said being multi-lingual makes you appear more attractive, while 77% rated those who can speak more than one language as more intelligent.
While the news for Americans – who have long held the reputation of being monolingual – may seem bleak, there is a silver lining: English came in the fourth-ranked sexiest language.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Remainder Of Fourth Of July Weekend Looks Great