Why do guys with accents seem so alluring to us?  According to linguistic experts, it has little to do with how the accent actually sounds, and everything to do with what the accent represents as far as social status and cultural associations.  For example, Americans often associate a British accent with sophistication and status, and when it comes to finding a mate, status has value.  Countries like France and Italy convey a cultural impression of romance and passion, which gets associated with men who have accents from those countries.  Personally I love a Canadian accent.  Oooow..la...la.. -l Becky