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Women Avoid Fathers While Ovulating

One Disturbing Reason You're Avoiding Dad

Avoiding your dad's call? Hanging up faster? Hiding in your room until menopause? It's because you don't want to have a baby with dear old dad. Which, while disturbing, is really better than the alternative.

While ovulation may be a good time to schedule a first date, it's a bad time to hang out with your father, at least according to your mating instincts. A new study looked at women's phone bills to determine they were less likely to call their dads when fertile and more likely to hang up earlier. This sounds totally ridiculous, but the average call while fertile lasts 1.7 minutes compared to 3.4 during times of low fertility.

I thought maybe women weren't talking much to anyone on these days, but researchers thought of that and found women actually call their mothers more and talk longer. Since my parents usually tell me the same things, maybe talking to mom renders dad irrelevant? Or maybe she just passes him the phone? I'll believe anything that makes this less gross.

jocupcake jocupcake 6 years
Yeah... or maybe you want to talk to your dad less because you want to go out and flirt and meet guys (often true during ovulation) - and you don't want to tell your dad about this or even think about how he would react. Most dads are not happy about their daughters dating/flirting/being with guys... so I think it's pretty instinctive to not want to talk to your dad when you know he'd be disapproving about you feeling sexy and/or being flirty. I don't get why all these psych studies have to come up with such pervy theories. Plus their sample sizes are way too small to mean anything and there are always multiple other factors that could affect the things they look at.
dvdsky81 dvdsky81 6 years
WTF is up with the picture of Bob Saget? The most cheesiest one ever, no You people crack me up LOL
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 6 years
Well, I clicked the article, and there were only 48 women in this study, so I really can't take it too seriously. Now I just need to get this picture of Bob Saget out of my head. =/
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
And hear I thought that Bob Saget couldn't creep me out any more than he already does...
ladylove004 ladylove004 6 years
hmm sounds very Freudian lol ... gross!
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