Bad news for men who have feminine-looking features, like a soft jawline, big eyes and thin eyebrows (this means you Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio). Turns out, women with male partners who have softer facial characteristics are more likely to fantasize about masculine-looking men during Week 2 of their cycle (which starts 8 days from the onset of your period) than women attached to burly-looking dudes, reveals a just-released study in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Why? High estrogen is pushing you to find a mate with a high testosterone level—which is a key indicator of health and virility—to fertilize your egg during ovulation, which occurs at the end of Week 2. And a strong jawline, small eyes and thick eyebrows are all indicators of a high amount of this hormone.
New study reveals who you fantasize about
Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.