What the voice inside your head says about you Risk and reward Trying to make a move on a friend is a balance of risk and reward, and men, more often than women, are attracted to opposite-sex friendseven when both people define the relationship as platonic. Men overestimated how attractive they were to the women, and the women underestimated how attracted the men were to them In one study, men and women were asked to rate how attracted they were to each other and how attracted they thought their counterpart was to them after a brief conversation. The men overestimated how attractive they were to the women and women underestimated how attracted the men were to them. People who rate themselves as highly attractive are also more likely to overperceive other's sexual interest in them. Perhaps the confidence of being attractive leads them to take risks, or they think they are more attractive than they really are, and so get rejected more often. Like when a person leans forward or laughs, or whatever — they view [that] as a sexual sign.
Men aged 18 to 25 assigned advanced priority to attractiveness and physical assemble, but as men got older these factors became less important. Women locate significantly greater weight on age, culture, intelligence, income, trust and emotional association. Younger women aged no more than 25 ranked personality factors as a good deal more important than men of a similar age, but the gap narrowed for adults over For adults 60 and older, men rated behaviour factors more highly than women did. Both sexes placed greater importance arrange openness and trust with increasing become old. It contends that women are choosier when picking partners because they advance more reproductively in the survival of offspring. Beatrice Alba at Deakin Academe, who was not involved in the research, said though many gender differences are the effect of socialisation, a few are driven by evolutionary demands.