Ageless beauty Lea Salonga reveals her stay-young secrets in the August 2016 issue (the anti-aging special!) of Good Housekeeping Philippines. Available on newsstands and bookstores nationwide.

Grab a copy now!

Good Housekeeping
Jennifer Chan, Contributor
March 22, 2012

Study Shows Fertile Women Can Affect the Way Men Talk

Research shows that the closer to ovulation a woman is, the less likely a man mirrors the way she speaks. By Jennifer Chan

We’ve all heard about how we tend to mirror each other in an effort to create rapport. Our speech patterns are not exempted from this. When one person tends to use swear words, we can’t help but drop one or two of our own during the conversation as well. However, a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE reveals that there are certain circumstances when people--or men, in particular--make no effort to mirror another’s speech pattern

In the study, researchers observed 123 male undergraduate students as they interacted with five female undergraduates at different points of their menstrual cycle. Both men and women were asked to describe a picture alternately. The women used a script so that researchers could study if the men would more or less follow the same pattern. 

Results revealed that the closer to ovulation a woman was in her cycle, the less likely the men followed her sentence structure. Researchers believe that this might be attributed to the mating process and the men's efforts to stand out from the rest. In another experiment, it was also shown that only men appeared to be affected in this manner.

While it is not exactly a secret that women are different during ovulation, this study proves that it’s not merely limited to moodiness and crazy cravings.


You don't need to be at a certain point in your cycle to attract your man! Here are some tips to help you out:


(Photo by Andrew Edwards Photography via Flickr Creative Commons)

COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Be the first one to comment...
Filter comments by:
 
follow us
Jennifer Chan
Contributor
Jennifer Chan was a contributing writer for Female Network for two years before formally joining the team as a staff writer in July 2012... Read more...
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
7 Simple Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem and Get What You Want
Because confidence starts from within.  Aug 24, 2016 
A Toilet Seat Is Much Cleaner Than a Kitchen Sink
You've been wasting toilet paper this entire time.  Aug 23, 2016 
Are You Angry Because You Know You Deserve Better?
There are times when it's okay to be mad.  Aug 22, 2016 
5 Best Responses to Toxic People Who Always Complain
Shoo away the negative vibes.  Aug 22, 2016 
ADVERTISEMENT