Are you a good sto­ry­teller? Well, it can help you woo your girl

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - IANS

Love to spin good stories at any point of time? You can win a woman’s heart faster as ac­cord­ing to re­searchers, women find men who are good sto­ry­tellers more ap­peal­ing and sexy.

The find­ings showed that women rated men who were good sto­ry­tellers as more de­sir­able and po­ten­tial long-term part­ners. It is be­cause the man shows that he knows how to con­nect, to share emo­tions and, pos­si­bly, to be vul­ner­a­ble, the team noted. “Fur­ther, he is also in­di­cat­ing that he is in­ter­est­ing and can also gain re­sources and pro­vide sup­port,” the re­searchers said in the work pub­lished in the jour­nal Per­sonal Re­la­tion­ships.

“Stories are pro­foundly in­ti­mate. It is em­pow­er­ing to the teller be­cause they get recog­ni­tion from the lis­tener. And it is em­pow­er­ing to the lis­tener be­cause it helps them un­der­stand the teller,” Kari Win­ter, his­to­rian and lit­er­ary critic, was quoted as say­ing in aus­tralian.com.au.

Stay­ing up all night talk­ing, telling stories that were re­veal­ing and il­lu­mi­nat­ing can help con­tinue the bond in a re­la­tion­ship. More­over, telling each other stories is likely to help you re­mem­ber why you were at­tracted to each other in the first place, the re­searchers said.

The way peo­ple con­struct their in­di­vid­ual stories can also have a larger im­pact on their phys­i­cal and men­tal health. High­light­ing great mem­o­ries or suc­cesses that the cou­ple had to­gether in the past can also help in re­con­nect­ing and strength­en­ing the bond.

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