Men and women dating and friendship
They also, like in the recent study, were more likely to think that their female friends were sexually attracted to them when they weren't.
Evolution may be behind men's tendency to overperceive sexual signals.It is a question that men and women alike have been wondering and asking for ages: Is it possible for men and women to just be friends?Relationships are usually a bit more complex than a simple yes or no answer, and it’s easy to look at this question from both sides of the fence!For those who believe that men and women really just can't be friends, a in the journal Evolutionary Psychology has some compelling findings.
The research, conducted in Norway, found that men and women fundamentally misunderstand each other: She interprets his signals of sexual interest as friendliness.
This allows men and women a better opportunity to be “just friends,” and it’s much more common now.