The Rock Stands Behind His ‘Journey 2′ Romance Advice

Dwayne Johnson tells MTV News that the 'pec pop of love' featured in the 'Mysterious Island' trailer 'gets the attention of a woman.'

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a special treat for all you would-be lovers out there curious about the best ways to woo a woman, courtesy of a very knowledgeable and trusted source: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Johnson is making another splash on the big screen this weekend in “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.” You may or may not have seen a trailer for the film that contains a pec-popping Johnson trying to teach Josh Hutcherson how to romance Vanessa Hudgens (Hutcherson’s love interest in the film) and ladies in general.

When MTV News caught up with Johnson during a press day for the upcoming family-friendly adventure film, we asked about the accuracy and practicality of his character’s three “rules” for women.

“It’s very accurate,” Johnson assured us. “Number one, with women you want to go opposite your instincts. Generally with men, teenagers, it doesn’t matter the age, you’re well-intended, your instincts tell you to say something, oftentimes especially if it’s emotional you’re going to regret it, and you’re going to end up apologizing to your girl. Inevitably, it always happens.

“You have to be sensitive,” he said of his second rule. “Girls just don’t want washboard abs and chests like mine; they need sensitivity. The other thing, this is the most important thing, it’s kind of like jazz, you’ve got to wait for it; it’s called the ‘pec pop of love,’ ” Johnson revealed, with a brief demonstration of his skills in “popping” the muscles in his chest on command.

“It gets the attention of a woman. I didn’t say that that was it,” he added when we expressed disbelief in the pec pop’s actual powers of persuasion. “It gets the attention of a woman, then you have to be a gentleman after that and you gotta come with some good lines.”

When asked if Johnson has actually used the move in real life, he assured us of its success.

“Oh, multiple times,” he said with a knowing smile. “I’ve made many a girl into a new woman doing the pec pop of love.”

Check out everything we’ve got on “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

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