Hormone Levels Blamed For Women’s Attraction To Bad Boys

by Linda Franklin

Hormone Levels Blamed For Woman Attraction To Bad Boys Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanA woman’s perception of ‘the perfect partner’ can depend entirely on the state of her hormones. Most women have a pretty good idea of what their Mr. Right should offer her, but their idea of the perfect man is a lot more flexible than most would think.  In fact, it varies with the monthly cycle.

When hormone levels reach a level that makes her more likely to conceive, that smooth-talking, handsome bad boy rockets to the top of the priority list.  Under normal circumstances he might be dismissed as a poor candidate for a solid relationship, but when hormones are raging he’s perfect in every way. In other words, Mr Wrong rapidly becomes Mr Right.

Researcher Kristina Durante said: ‘While women do not realize it, the hormones associated with fertility lead them to delude themselves about sexy, bad boys. ‘Instead of seeing them as unreliable, these women think that they will become devoted partners and better dads.’ Dr Durante created fictitious online dating profiles of a handsome, charismatic skier and an average-looking but successful accountant. She then asked young women if they thought the men were father material.

The women did the test twice, when their fertility was at its highest and lowest. Their view of the accountant did not change but the skier rose in their estimations when their chance of conception was higher, said the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Dr Durante, of the University of Texas.

Not sure I’m buying Dr. Durante’s conclusions.  I know lots of women who constantly make bad choices in the man department. Can we blame everything on our hormones?

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream.  All things are possible”.  Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

Breaking Point – We All Have One – What’s Yours?

Breaking Point - We All Have One - Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanBad behaviour is often overlooked, or more likely tolerated, in any relationship, but everyone has a breaking point. A woman is likely to stand by her man through lots of harrowing experiences and then snap over something that is relatively less offensive. 

Women can put up with a lot but there is always the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Anne Sinclair, the wife of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is reportedly considering divorce following claims linking him to a call-girl network in Northern France.  She stood by his side when he was accused of sexual assault, but maybe she’s finally at her breaking point.  Who knows?  I read this weekend they were out together celebrating their anniversary.   

Then there’s Demi Moore who filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher.  She finally threw in the towel when Sara Leal came forward claiming she cavorted naked in a hot tub with Kutcher in September — on the weekend of their sixth wedding anniversary.

It’s amazing how long both men and women will put up with bad behaviour or extreme unhappiness before they walk away. It’s devastatingly painful to confront the truth that a marriage isn’t working, and sometimes it can be easier to stick with what we know, no matter how bad it is. People tend to need a catalyst. The interesting thing is that there is often no way of knowing what that will be until it happens. 
 

The Real Cougar Woman is a 5-carat diamond who knows the importance of taking care of her health, beauty, relationships, finances and spirituality. Linda Franklin says,”there is no stopping a woman who has a strong belief system, passion and a dream. All things are possible”. Linda’s book, Don’t Ever Call Me Ma’am helps women of all ages tap into their power and live life to the fullest.

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