Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Flirting Research!

Humans are terrible at detecting flirting. That’s the conclusion drawn by researchers from the

University of Kansas. They paired up 52 college women and 52 college men, sat them in a room, and told them to talk for ten minutes. At the end of it, participants were individually asked if they believed that their partner was flirting. Men and women were very good at detecting when
someone wasn’t flirting, but terrible otherwise.  Men correctly detected flirtatious behaviour only
36% of the time. Women fared even worse, with only an abysmal 18% detecting a flirting partner.  According to Jeffrey Hall, the lead researcher, it’s probably because most people don’t expect flirtatious behaviour most of the time.

1 comment:

  1. Well this is interesting. I would think the numbers would be better for both genders. Very interesting.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺