Wonder how chronic flirts get all the ladies—even if they’re not the most physically attractive people in the room? A study out of the UK’s University of Portsmouth reveals it could come down to your hormones. Turns out, once your Week 2 rolls around (which starts 8 days after the first day of your period) and you approach ovulation, not only are you better able to detect flirtatious behavior from others, you’re more attracted to those who do it. As the researchers explain, whether or not you realize it, during your fertile phase you hone in on certain mating cues that tell you if someone is a suitable partner—and flirting is one of those cues.
HORMONOLOGY TIP: You’re more attracted to flirts in your Week 2!
Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, is leading the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This is a movement that was launched in 2005 with her groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular Hormone Horoscope® Apps, free eBooks, infographic "cheat sheets", videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.