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March 23, 2008

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Bummer. Sent an email to Pixy about it. PIXY FIXY.

Pixy sez: The hamsters were slacking off because they knew Ace had gone out. A taste of the lash sorted the lazy little blighters out.

But while we're waiting, here's a little something from the desk of Captain Obvious:

Young men usually misinterpret women's behavior.

More precisely, they are somewhat oblivious to the emotional subtleties of non-verbal cues, according to a new study of college students.

"Young men just find it difficult to tell the difference between women who are being friendly and women who are interested in something more," said lead researcher Coreen Farris of Indiana University's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.

This "lost in translation" phenomenon plays out in the real world, with about 70 percent of college women reporting an experience in which a guy mistook her friendliness for a sexual come-on, Farris said.

Some might think the results come down to "boys being boys," and so even the slightest female interest sparks sexual fantasy. But the study, to be detailed in the April issue of the journal Psychological Science, also found that it goes both ways for guys - they mistake females' sexual signals as friendly ones. The researchers suggest guys have trouble noticing and interpreting the subtleties of non-verbal cues, in either direction.

Most women notice, usually at some point in their late teens, that they can't be as friendly to some people anymore because it gets totally misconstrued.

It's noted in the article that this is not true of all young men, and that some are highly skilled at reading nonverbal behaviors. I'm going to assume that none of those guys visit this site.

For those youngsters who may be flummoxed trying to decode precisely what a woman is trying to tell you with her body language, what follows is a handy reference guide for a few common female behaviors and what they mean.


The Service Smile

A cute young waitress brings your meal and breezily asks, "Will you be needing anything else?" while flashing a cheerful smile.

Interpretation: You can dork this tramp at will. Probably behind the restaurant dumpster, in broad daylight. Look at all the men in this place. You think they're all here for the food? Please.
Wear three condoms and spray your junk down with Lysol if you're going to get with this dirty bird.

The Compliment

You're chatting up some chick at a party, and you tell her she's really pretty. She blushes, looks down, then tilts her head and smiles at you while thanking you warmly and putting her hand on your arm or chest.

Meaning: She's just trying to be polite, dude. You should probably find some way to extricate yourself from this embarrassing situation and move on....

Hmm. You know what? I changed my mind. She didn't even find a way to return your compliment. Just abruptly walk away from this bitch. She doesn't deserve the courtesy.

A Thank You

You and a couple buddies are helping a female friend move out of her apartment. While your buddies are away getting some pizza and beer, she gives you an amazing blowjob.

Interpretation: This one is tricky. Watch for other reinforcing behaviors. She might be trying to get rid of you.

Hat tip: eddiebear

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