Trying to find the best time to broach a touchy topic, ask your guy a favor or convince him to do something you know he’ll dread? It’s easier than you think — if you learn how to tune in to his body clock. We all know that women experience mood swings on a monthly basis, well men’s levels fluctuate daily! Want to get his hormones working to your advantage?
Need to negotiate or fix something? Ask him for help between 9-12 am
It should come as no surprise that guys wake up bursting with testosterone. And aside from the obvious frisky factor, this surge in hormones makes him feel ambitious and determined. This is the perfect time to ask him for a favor, particularly one that makes him feel like Mr. Fix-It. Buying a car? Indulge his competitive streak and drag him along to help you haggle with the salesman and score a great deal. He’ll feel heroic, and you’ll reap the benefits.
If you want him to agree to your plans, mention them between 3-4 pm
Trying to convince him to sign up for dancing lessons, let you go on that girls night out, or otherwise agree to do something that would normally send him screaming in the opposite direction? Then this late-afternoon window is the perfect opportunity, since his super-low testosterone levels will make him mellow and open to pretty much anything you throw on the table.
Bring up a sensitive subject between 8-10 p.m.
At this time each evening, another hormone called oxytocin — a.k.a. the “cuddle hormone,” due to its bond-inducing effects — is on the rise in his bloodstream. aA perfect opportunity to resolve any lingering spats (“It hurt my feelings that you didn’t call today”) or get a grievance off your chest (“Will you please shave your face?”) You’ll probably get met with nothing but a sincere apology and the promise to change his ways. Sure, his sweetness may be as much due to timing as a true desire to please you, but hey, who cares — as long as your wish is his command?
Now ladies, it’s your turn, check out the Hormonology blog for some insight into why women act the way they do so you can fire back that excuse “My horomones made me do it!” (adapted from Yahoo!)