Thursday, February 5, 2009
Everyone Agrees: Women Are Hard to Read
A new study backs up what men have said all along: Women are difficult to read. And the women agree.
Researchers at Indiana University showed video clips from 24 different speed dates and asked male and female participants two simple questions: "Do you think the man was interested in this woman?" and "Do you think the woman was interested in this man?" Their answers were then compared with the responses of the speed daters themselves.
"Being coy forces the men to spend more time interacting with the woman, because they are unsure if they have successfully courted her," Place said. "Therefore, the woman has more time to gather information about her date."
Are you serious? I'm pretty sure research like this could be written by 6th graders. Remembering my dating days, it's any wonder I ever settled on a woman to marry.
The number one thing men wish women wouldn't do when I was still dating was called, game playing. Saying one thing and meaning another, or flat out doing something completely opposite of what was expected, "just to find out what he would do".
It doesn't have to be that hard to find a mate.