British men have the sexiest accent in the world. Picture: Jordan Strauss
The British accent has been named the sexiest in the world.

Well, the sexiest for men. According to American women. Is it any wonder Meghan Markle fell for Prince Harry?

According to a survey carried about by MissTravel.com, American women find British and Scottish accents sexiest. 

Of the 1,423 women surveyed, 20 percent said they found a British accent sexiest, followed by 18 percent who prefer the Scottish lilt. 

However we’ve contacted MissTravel to clarify what this means, because obviously Scotland is part of Great Britain.

And there’s also the fact that there’s a huge and diverse range of British accents, from West Country and Welsh to Scouse and Glaswegian. 

Unfortunately for British women, however, they didn’t rank so highly in the eyes of American men.

According to the study of 1,164 American men, Israeli accents are most likely to set pulses racing (19 percent), followed by Colombian (18 percent).

Sexiest Accents for Men 

British 
Scottish
Spanish
Australian 
Southern

Sexiest Accents for Women 

Israeli 
Colombian 
Australian 
French 
Southern 

Brandon Wade, CEO and founder of MissTravel.com, said: “Accents have a tendency of taking our minds to unknown and exotic places, adding a touch of mystery and intrigue to the speaker.

“As Americans we often associate British accents with intelligence and class, both desirable qualities for a mate.

“While Israeli accents conjure up images of the Mediterranean.”

So perhaps Colin’s storyline in Love Actually - the unlucky in love British man who goes to the US and is suddenly considered a sex god - isn’t so far-fetched after all.