Aug 9, 200602:23 PMThe Life
20-second hug = instant trust?
Aug 9, 2006 - 02:23 PMGuys: The next time you want a gal to trust you, just hug her. For at least twenty seconds.
Gals: Sorry, this trick doesn't work on guys.
According to a recent article in the SF Chronicle, research shows that the female brain naturally releases a pleasure-boosting hormone after a 20-second hug. The embrace bonds the woman to her hugger and triggers her trust circuits. [Re: Dr. Louann Brizendine's new book, The Female Brain]
Note: I'm not sure this ploy will work on married women. I tried a long hug on my wife when I arrived home yesterday, and she immediately became suspicious: "What are you up to?"
Maybe I should have hugged her silently, rather than whispering sweet nothings in her ear: "One-hippopotamus, two-hippopotamus, three-hippopotamus..."