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, 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.