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Is your partner cheating on you? The answer might be in his voice

India Today logo India Today 07-10-2017 Dipannita Saha
Just listen to your partner carefully ladies, his infidelity might reflect in his voice. Photo: Youtube © India Today Group Just listen to your partner carefully ladies, his infidelity might reflect in his voice. Photo: Youtube

Relationships require trust and a leap of faith to build a foundation. However, that foundation can weaken if your partner breaks your trust andcheats on you. And you know what hurts more than infidelity? The uncertainty about your partner's fidelity. But, what if we told you that you can find out if your partner is cheating on by just his voice? That's right, ladies.

According to a study published in Evolutionary Psychology, you may be able to tell if someone's cheated in a relationship by listening to their voice--even if they don't reveal it to you themselves. Researchers asked 152 college students to listen to recordings of both male and female voices counting from one to 10, and rate the likelihood the speaker had cheated in a past or current relationship. All of the people who recorded messages were currently in an exclusive relationship, which ensured they'd had a chance to cheat.

Half of the recordings featured people who'd never cheated, and half featured people who had cheated at some point. Incredibly, the students were able to identify those who had been unfaithful by rating them more likely to cheat on a scale of one to 10.

The study, Your Cheatin' Voice Will Tell on You: Detection of Past Infidelity From Voice, noted that a person's voice can communicate a lot of information, even a person's sex, race, social status, personality traits. Yes, you read that right ladies. Be it your height and weight or the symmetry of your face--your voice can tell everything about you. However, the most important point is that voices also relay important information pertaining to mating success and sexual behavior.

"Evidence suggests that many physical, behavioral, and trait qualities can be detected solely from the sound of a person's voice, irrespective of the semantic information conveyed through speech," says the study's abstract, including, apparently, whether or not they have a wandering eye.

So how does this work? Well, unfortunately, scientists aren't sure why exactly we can tell these qualities from someone's voice, but it sure makes for an interesting thought experiment.  Needless to say ladies, communication is literally the key here, all you need to do is listen to your partner's voice.

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