The twang is the thang.

A recent Cupid.com survey of 2,000 men and women has found that the Southern accent is the sexiest one around. It scored 36% of the vote, easily enough to best second-place New York and give the South the coveted victory over the North it has been seeking since the Civil War.

8 Sexiest Accents

1. Southern – 36.5%
2. New York –16.5%
3. Western – 13 %
4. New England – 10.5%
5.
New Jersey –7%
6. Canadian –7%
7. Midwestern – 5.5%
8. Mid-Atlantic – 4%

[Time]