Heterosexual Women Are More “Flirty” When They’re Ovulating, But Only With Bad Boys

Heterosexual Women Are More “Flirty” When They’re Ovulating, But Only With Bad Boys

Research has found that heterosexual men seem to be able to detect when women are ovulating and this, in turn, appears to have implications for guys’ behavior. For instance, one study found that male visitors to a gentlemen’s club gave the biggest tips to female lap dancers when those dancers were ovulating [1]. Why is that? One possibility is that ovulating women are releasing pheromones that unconsciously change the way that men act around them. But another possibility is that ovulation changes women’s behavior, which ultimately leads men to treat them differently. A new study published in Psychological Science provides some support for the latter explanation by suggesting that women are "flirtier" when they're ovulating--but only with certain types of guys.

Read More