Ladies, there are times you need to ask the man in your life to do something he’d rather not do, but at certain times of the day, he’s more likely to say “okay.” So, here are a few “best times” to bring up a touchy topic, courtesy of the book 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals - and Match.com:
- Say you need your guy to move the couch, measure your closet space, or help you buy a car. The best time of day to ask is between 9 a.m. and noon. Why? A man’s testosterone level is highest in the morning, which increases his spatial awareness, determination, and competitiveness. Which means he’s more likely to feel like being your knight in shining armor.
- Say you want him to agree to your plans – especially tricky ones, like signing up for ballroom dancing lessons, or going shoe shopping. Ask between 3 and 4 p.m. That’s the time of day when his aggressive chemicals bottom out and he’s most likely to be mellow, flexible, and agreeable.
- If you want to discuss a touchy topic with the man in your life, bring it up between 8 and 10 p.m. At that time of day, men experience a rise in oxytocin – also known as the “cuddle hormone” – or “bonding hormone.” So, that’s the perfect time to resolve a lingering spat, like “It hurt my feelings when you were late to my birthday yesterday.” Or get a big request off your chest, like, “I really liked you better without the beard. Will you shave it off?” If you ask between 8 and 10 p.m., your words are more likely to resonate, and be acted upon.