Next time you’re in your Week 2, pay close attention to how men talk around you. According to a recent study in the journal PLoS ONE, men tend to subconsciously use a speaking style that’s different than that of a woman they’re talking with who’s nearing ovulation. This means if you tend to be jokey and boisterous, they may try to be polite and low-key. Or if you tend to be matter-of-fact and impersonal, they may try their best to be charming and friendly. Why the dissimilarity? Researchers theorize that it may be a way for men (again, not consciously) to stand out from the pack and get noticed during your most fertile time of the month.
Ovulation does something odd to a man’s speaking style
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.