Want greater success in your career and your love life, as well as a healthy brain long into old age?
The answer could be to learn another language.Or at least that's the case according to a majority of Americans and Britons polled in a new survey by language app Babbel.Apparently, 71% of Americans and 61% of Britons believe speaking more than one language makes a person seem more attractive.
Of 3,000 English-speakers polled in the US and the UK, nine out of 10 admitted they'd learn a new language in pursuit of love. About half said they'd dreamed about a romance with someone from another country. And moving from the bedroom to boardroom, about one in four Americans and Britons think that being monolingual has held them back professionally. So it's probably no surprise that one in eight confessed to having exaggerated their language skills on a resume.
And which languages have the most sex appeal -- in UK and US eyes, at least? Well, the Babbel guys asked that in a previous survey.
French was considered the "sexiest" language by respondents on both sides of the Atlantic (US 40%, UK 32%) and the hottest foreign accent in which to hear English (US 38%, UK 40%).
So being multilingual can make you more appealing, more successful and more compassionate. And it's also good for your health.