A new study conducted right here at IU has revealed that most of us probably aren’t as sexually-savvy as we had thought.
The study, called “The untrained eye: Confusing sexual interest with friendliness”, suggests that “college-age men confuse friendly non-verbal cues with cues for sexual interest because the men have a less discerning eye than women”.
The research found that women are a little more skilled at reading body language and nonverbal cues, but the difference between men and women is still pretty small.
The participants were all college aged, which is why this study makes perfect sense to me, as a college student, and after dating college men for the past three or four years. It’s relieving to know that none of us actually know what we’re doing…
You can learn more about the details of the study in the press release.