The misperception of sexual interest.

  title={The misperception of sexual interest.},
  author={Carin Perilloux and Judith A. Easton and David Michael Buss},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={23 2},
In the current study (N = 199), we utilized a speed-meeting methodology to investigate misperceptions of sexual interest. This method allowed us to evaluate the magnitude of men's overperception of women's sexual interest, to examine whether and how women misperceive men's sexual interest, and to assess individual differences in susceptibility to sexual misperception. We found strong support for the prediction that women would underestimate men's sexual interest. Men who were more oriented… CONTINUE READING
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