Women are attractive and more so during the peak
fertile stage of the month. During this period, she looks appealing to men and
is often rated attractive by them.
In a study conducted by
Florida State University, the response of men to ovulating women was analyzed.
During the study, guys were asked to play Lego puzzles with their female
counter mates. Lego puzzles in this study were used as a trick. The female
counter mates were in the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle. After the game,
guys were asked to evaluate the attractiveness of their counter parts. Single
guys found fertile women attractive than guys who were already in a
relationship. Committed guys rated them as less attractive.
Researchers pointed out the
importance of evolutionary significance behind long lasting relationships.
Natural selection favors' mating in couples and they stay together to raise
their children. Committed guys know that they are at a risk of getting lost
when they see an attractive woman. So they trick themselves into believing that
she's actually not sexy or hot. Men realize that 'mate-guarding' aids in a long
How do guys know that
women are ovulating? Do women release a scent or is it the pheromones? Research
shows that women show a change in behavior during the ovulation time. Women
become more receptive to the opposite sex, smile more and also dress
provocatively. During this peak time, men rate the female body odor or scent as
more attractive and respond with increased levels of testosterone.
In the analysis it was found
that both men and women are affected by ovulation. Researchers have expressed
the need for further research because the key factor behind the driving force
still remains a mystery.
Reference: The New York Times Reprints