How reading in bed could boost your relationship

What women really want is a man who can read them a bedtime story, according to a new survey by Carte Noire...

What women really want is a man who can read them a bedtime story, according to a new survey by Carte Noire.

Two in three women say they are more affectionate to a partner who is willing to read to them aloud in bed. And it seems that most men have cottoned on to this, with 70 per cent claiming they read to their partners.

According to behavioural expert Judi James it is the ‘intimate tones’ men use when reading which have such a seductive impact on the female brain and also help women to de-stress. James also described it as a way for couples to bond by spending ‘quality time’ together.

Along with their already seductive accents, Scottish men proved they were willing to go the extra mile with 81 per cent saying they regularly read to their partners. This compared to 64 per cent of men in the South West of England.

Even though most men would probably prefer to read the sports section, the survey of 1,000 people revealed women preferred to hear romantic classics, travel guides and restaurant reviews read aloud.

And if you don’t have a partner to lull you to sleep after a long, hard day, Carte Noire have kindly created a series of readings by actors including Dominic West, Greg Wise and Joseph Fiennes.

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