Study Finds Men Are Literally Clueless

Seventy-percent of college aged women say they’ve had a man mistake their friendliness for a come on. (We speculate that by the time you hit 30, that could easily be raised to 100%.) What is it with guys? Just because we’re trying not to be a bitch conductor 24/7, doesn’t mean we want them to ride our caboose. But then again the opposite problem is worse — when we’re trying to get it on with a dude and he just thinks we’re being nice. Ugh, so frustrating! Well, in either case, a new study has proven that it’s not your outfit, your make-up, or your personality’s fault. According to the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, men have trouble reading non-verbal clues whether they are sexual or just plain polite. In testing, the overwhelming majority of men categorized literally any casual gesture as sexual in nature. Researchers theorize that since men have sex on their minds already, they naturally attribute the social cues they get to their own frisky thoughts. However, more hilariously/unfortunately, when guys were shown images of women actually trying to seduce them, they mistook those flirtatious gestures for the women just being good-natured pals. Oh, the humanity! So, what is a girl to do if she wants to send a sexy signal? Don’t waste your time with sign language — you have to be verbally direct with men, so talk dirty. Then, and only then, will you be giving him something he can feel. [MSNBC]