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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