How can you tell if your partner is cheating?
It's all in their voice, according to a new study out of Albright College. Researchers found that both men and women alter their voice depending on who they are talking to, and speak in a different tone to lovers than they do to their friends and family. The researchers suggest that these vocal changes could be used to discover whether or not someone is cheating.
Researchers asked 24 people to call a friend of the same sex as well as their romantic partners in order to monitor their voices on each call. While on the phone, the participants asked generic questions like, "How are you?" and "What are you doing?" By analyzing the participants' tones, researchers discovered that people speak in a way that is more pleasant and sexy when speaking to someone with whom they are romantically involved.
The research also showed that both men and women mimic the pitch of their romantic partner when speaking to them on the phone. Men speak in a higher pitch to match their female partners, and women make their vocal pitch lower when speaking to male lovers.
According to the researchers, this information can be used to determine whether a person is speaking to someone with whom they are romantically involved and that "such variations can potentially be used to detect infidelity."
This is not the first time that phone usage has been cited as a way to catch a cheater. Articles have suggested that a spouse guarding their phone may be trying to hide an affair, and taking phone calls only in private can be another sign of infidelity.
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