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(Washington Post)   Is your significant other cheating? Listen to them count from one to ten   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Unlikely, Infidelity, Cheating, voices, voice, female voices, lower-pitched female voices, low female voices, study  
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2017-09-30 04:04:26 PM  
11 votes:
A "study" by listening to a person count then guessing if the speakers had "cheated" in their lifetime seems at least as accurate as taro cards or comparison between the speakers weight and a duck.
2017-09-30 08:25:39 PM  
9 votes:
I can't count to ten and not keep on going to twelve

Sesame Street: 12 And Pinball Animation
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2017-09-30 10:12:46 PM  
7 votes:
I have a strong suspicion that this is one of those studies that will fail the repeatability test. Other teams won't be able to replicate the results, or will find some sort of major flaws in the methodology.
2017-09-30 08:19:53 PM  
6 votes:

Dr.Fey: My significant other is not cheating.  Unless you compare the feeding tube to a penis.  Then, yes, she is sucking a cock that is not mine.  However, that's not a metaphor I would make.


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2017-09-30 04:34:06 PM  
5 votes:

mama2tnt: "Had" cheated does not equal "will cheat."

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Once a cheater, always a cheater. Trump is a perfect example.
2017-10-01 11:52:06 AM  
4 votes:

Bootysama: I looked at the study, for men on the scale of 1-10 the cheaters rated a 5.35 on likelyhood to cheat and the non-cheaters rated 4.99. It's like 7% higher, that is garbage and probably within the margin of error on such a small sample size (152 people rating 10 voices per sex).


I don't think you can rate people on "likelihood of cheating." That is crapola. I also don't believe that "once a cheater, always a cheater" either, unless you really are just a scumbag. Every relationship is different, every person in it is different, and the mix you make with that other person is DIFFERENT than the last relationship you had, or your friends, or any one elses.

Don't tell me about my farking relationship. You don't know a thing about it. If there were checklists, everyone would have one, and we'd all be happy as shiat with our chosen ones.
2017-09-30 04:24:40 PM  
4 votes:
"Had" cheated does not equal "will cheat."

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2017-10-01 06:52:53 AM  
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2017-10-01 02:56:33 AM  
3 votes:
I looked at the study, for men on the scale of 1-10 the cheaters rated a 5.35 on likelyhood to cheat and the non-cheaters rated 4.99. It's like 7% higher, that is garbage and probably within the margin of error on such a small sample size (152 people rating 10 voices per sex).
2017-10-01 02:34:37 AM  
3 votes:
They never once mentioned, as far as I could see, the actual percentages or any actual objective data for comparison. Rating someone on a scale from 1-10 from least to most likely to cheat seems kind of stupid too, as it seems they didn't quantify serial cheaters, only if they'd ever cheated. How much higher were the ratings of the cheaters over the non-cheaters. If the scores were consistently higher but by like 10% it doesn't really prove much, people can maybe slightly tell if someone sucks based on their voice but not by a significant enough margin for it to be even useful. If it is 80% then it is pretty impressive.
2017-09-30 07:03:02 PM  
3 votes:
What I care about is this:

Is there a way to scam people....I mean, be paid for doing this?
2017-10-01 03:00:22 PM  
2 votes:

Gordon Bennett: A person's sex, race, social status, personality traits - even their height and weight, and whether their body or face is symmetrical - can all be deduced by voice alone.

I've certainly heard more than a few blue-eyed soul singers described as 'sounding black' and wondered whether that was a result of people's race having an effect on voice or just a side effect of soul being black music, thus leading people who hear a white person sing it well to sound like black-voiced soul.


"Sounding black" is a function of culture and linguistics, specifically phonology and morphology.  AAE (or sometimes AAVE) has its own unique set of phonemes, which in turn react to musical modification when sung.  If a speaker (or singer) grew up as a native AAE speaker, they will sound black regardless of what color they are.  Non-native speakers can learn to mimic the sounds of other languages to varying degrees, but not usually perfectly, which is why it's rare for white singers to be singled out for sounding black to the ears of black people.
2017-10-01 02:03:53 PM  
2 votes:
Why listen to them count to ten?  You can get just as accurate information by analysing their handwriting, or learning their astrological sign.
2017-10-01 06:03:53 AM  
2 votes:

Harry_Seldon: It's easy to see when your SO is cheating on you. Once they start making a little more effort in their appearance, it's over.


Any sudden change in habits really that they aren't enthusiastic to share with you.  A change in hairstyle and clothing, new hobbies, a sudden desire to work out, and giving a coworker a blowjob can all be bad signs.

You just have to pay attention.
2017-09-30 11:50:54 PM  
2 votes:
"Hey honey, how many guys have you banged after we got married?"
2017-09-30 08:28:51 PM  
2 votes:
Smell Yo Dick (Official Video)
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This is one of those times I REALLY with the video labels worked.  The song is called "Smell Yo Dick", so you can expect NSFW lyrics.
2017-09-30 04:06:44 PM  
2 votes:
One. Two. Three. I banged your sister. Four. Five. Etc...
2017-10-01 04:09:58 PM  
1 vote:

whither_apophis: I can't count to ten and not keep on going to twelve

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2017-10-01 12:41:30 PM  
1 vote:

cryinoutloud: Bootysama: I looked at the study, for men on the scale of 1-10 the cheaters rated a 5.35 on likelyhood to cheat and the non-cheaters rated 4.99. It's like 7% higher, that is garbage and probably within the margin of error on such a small sample size (152 people rating 10 voices per sex).

I don't think you can rate people on "likelihood of cheating." That is crapola. I also don't believe that "once a cheater, always a cheater" either, unless you really are just a scumbag. Every relationship is different, every person in it is different, and the mix you make with that other person is DIFFERENT than the last relationship you had, or your friends, or any one elses.

Don't tell me about my farking relationship. You don't know a thing about it. If there were checklists, everyone would have one, and we'd all be happy as shiat with our chosen ones.


The lady doth protest too much, methinks
2017-10-01 11:43:53 AM  
1 vote:
They're missing the point entirely.

This isn't about whether a person **is** cheating, but rather about their propensity **to** cheat.

All they're actually showing is that voice has some clue as to the likelihood of infidelity, not whether infidelity currently exists.
2017-10-01 06:13:54 AM  
1 vote:

whither_apophis: I can't count to ten and not keep on going to twelve

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I can.
Sesame Street: Number 10 song
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2017-10-01 05:36:41 AM  
1 vote:

mongbiohazard: I have a strong suspicion that this is one of those studies that will fail the repeatability test. Other teams won't be able to replicate the results, or will find some sort of major flaws in the methodology.


I have a strong suspicion that the people on tape sounded attractive. Being attractive => lots of chances for cheating => more likely to cheat.
2017-10-01 05:03:19 AM  
1 vote:

eurotrader: A "study" by listening to a person count then guessing if the speakers had "cheated" in their lifetime seems at least as accurate as taro cards or comparison between the speakers weight and a duck.


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Perhaps you could build a bridge out of them.
2017-10-01 02:09:39 AM  
1 vote:
Try not to suck any dick on the way through the parking lot!
2017-10-01 12:05:04 AM  
1 vote:
Test was whether they had ever cheated, not on you.
2017-09-30 10:46:13 PM  
1 vote:
did the people counting do it in a sexy voice and keep winking?

did they inexplicably continue all the way to 69?
2017-09-30 06:57:40 PM  
1 vote:
My significant other is not cheating.  Unless you compare the feeding tube to a penis.  Then, yes, she is sucking a cock that is not mine.  However, that's not a metaphor I would make.
 
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