AUG 30, 2015 8:21 AM PDT

Here's Why Men Often Mistake a Woman's Kindness for Flirtation

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


It seems like men and women often have hard times understanding each other. Men often take the politeness of women as a type of flirt, while women do the opposite. This is known as sexual misinterpretation, and it's very common across the globe.

There are theories suggesting that this could be a trait acquired over evolution, in that men have a desire not to miss out on a single opportunity to reproduce. This is known as Error Management Theory and it's a natural phenomenon that our bodies' hormones take advantage of to try and keep our species going.

Although men are known to over-perceive sexual interest in them, women are hard-wired to under-perceive sexual interest, which may explain why women often play hard-to-get in these situations.

About the Author
Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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