31 March 2008
You don't mean that
The male brain, it seems, is hopeless at picking up "come-on" signals, according to a report to be published next month. This leaves men impervious to the seduction techniques of the opposite sex.
Well, it's always seemed that way to me, anyway.
A study by scientists at Indiana University tested 280 undergraduates of both genders on their ability to spot social signals. They were shown photographs of women and asked to categorise them as friendly, sexually interested, sad or rejecting.
The male students were far less accurate than the females at interpreting the body language, and were particularly baffled by the difference between flirty and friendly gestures.
A British author notes:
Best-selling author Kathy Lette said the research proved that women are far more fluent in body language.
"It is really confusing for women," she said. "The average bloke either doesn't realise that we fancy him until we are giving birth to his children in the labour ward; or he presumes all women fancy him all the time."
On the other hand, we below-average blokes don't worry about such things: we assume we will be spurned, and we go back to work.
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