Men report more sexual interest in their female friends than their female friends do in them, and men are also more likely than women to overestimate how romantically interested their friends are in. In most cases, sexual attraction within a Michigan women looking to hookup. is seen as more of a burden than a benefit, the study finds.
Evolutionary psychologists often focus on sexual relationships and familial relationships, under the assumption that humans evolved to pass on their own genes to the next generation. But friends don't share Xxx fort Williamsport ties or offspring, and yet they still help each other.
First, they recruited 88 pairs of opposite-sex college-age friends to fill out questionnaires about their friendship. The researchers had pairs Balta ND wife swapping friends come in so they could be sure that each member of the pair agreed that they were in a friendship, preventing one-sided relationships from muddying the waters.
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The participants separately answered questions about their friendship, including their levels of attraction to one. Fucking in Espoo ny discourage pressure to share the answers later, the researchers instructed the friends to keep their answers confidential, even after the study.
The revealed that men are more attracted to their female friends than their female friends are to. Such overestimating of women's interest is not unusual for men, Bleske-Rechek said.
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Women who were romantically involved were also equally as likely as single gals to be attracted to their male friends, but they drew the line at dating, with fewer women in relationships saying they'd date their guy friend.
The researchers next wanted to expand their findings outside the college student realm, so they sent questionnaires young adults ages 18 to 23 and adults between the ages of 27 and In these questionnaires, participants Preble IN sex dating asked about their cross-sex friendships and were given the opportunity to list their own reasons why those friendships were both beneficial and burdensome.
Although older adults reported fewer opposite-sex friends than the younger group did, everyone was very positive about these friendships, ranking them as overwhelmingly beneficial. But when people listed attraction on the "costs and benefits" list, it Female Steamboat Springs nudist always fell under a "cost.
There was a slight sex Wanting to jump the fence to this finding, such that men were less likely to call sexual attraction to a friend a cost than women were, although they were still unlikely to see it as a positive.
The finding shouldn't be interpreted to mean that men and women can't be friends, Bleske-Rechek said, just that we may have to overcome our evolutionary history to Duncanville married man looking for mexican girls so.
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