In a scientific study, it is proved that men and women can’t be just friends. Yes, it is also true that both men and women misunderstood each other. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology surveyed 308 heterosexual undergrad students between the ages of 18 and 30.
In the whole study, scientists asked them about their friendships, sexual attractions and experiences with misread social signals.
Result: 1. Female participants said that their friendly actions misunderstood by men about 3.5 times on an average.
2. Men commonly over perceived sexual interest from women.
3. Women reported underperceiving sexual interest from men.
Lead researcher Mons Bendixen said: “A woman who laughs at your jokes, stands close or touches your arm at a party doesn’t mean that she’s sexually interested, even if you think she is.”
Misreading a friend’s sexual interest in you can compromise your beautiful relationship.