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What are women thinking?
A new study published in Psychological Science reveals that women are far more skilled at faking romantic interest than men. The experiment involved a speed-dating session. Observers were asked to guess how the men and women felt about each other. Turns out it was easy to guess how the men felt, but no one had a clue how the women felt. The researchers could have simply asked any average guy who would have told them that, most of the time, we have no clue what women are thinking. That's the feminine mystique. Link: Chicago Tribune.
Categories: Psychology, Science, Sex/Romance
Posted by The Curator on Tue Feb 03, 2009
Comments (3)
This story seems to have two separate (and not obviously compatible) conclusions: (1) women are adept at deception (deliberately giving rise to some given false belief), and (2) women are plain inscrutable.
Posted by Robert Seddon  in  Durham, UK  on  Tue Feb 03, 2009  at  12:26 PM
I would've thought that men were better...at least until they came.
Posted by Madd Maxx  in  New Orleans  on  Tue Feb 03, 2009  at  12:31 PM
Or you could conclude that men, or the men they questioned, aren't as perceptive.

Or that since these people were speed dating, they weren't the type who would take the time to try to figure a woman out.
Posted by Crazy Ivan  on  Tue Feb 03, 2009  at  12:39 PM
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