Women with a professed interest in a man send no more non-verbal signals than do non-interested women.
“In other words,” they explained, “it is hard for a man to determine whether or not a woman is interested in the first few minutes of an interaction.
“With this in mind, since men are not aware of how well they are doing in terms of getting a date, both sexes may feel a direct approach would be most effective.”
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Male and female participants agreed that [opening] lines demonstrating the men’s helpfulness, generosity, athleticism, ‘culture’ and wealth were likely to be effective, whereas jokes, empty compliments and sexual references were given the thumbs down.