Something interesting I came across on the Internet… thought I would share it with my friends. I just realized there is so much I didn’t know.
#6. Is She Interested In You? Look at Her Feet.
How? Tell Me!
Experts will tell you it’s all in the body language, but you know better. People — and especially women — are really, really good at feigning disinterest. Anything short of the woman outright grabbing your junk will be lost on most guys.
But watch her feet.
Apparently, people aren’t as conscious of their foot movements as they are of other parts of their body, and so their feet can unconsciously send messages about themselves. They did a study at the University of Manchester on this, studying subjects’ foot movements in various social situations.
Specifically, they found if a woman moves her feet apart to adopt a more open-legged stance, it generally means that she’s into you. However, if she finds you utterly repulsive, she will likely cross her legs or keep them tucked underneath her body. We’ll, uh, let you figure out the symbolic meaning of those gestures.
I knew this one before!
#5. You Can Tell if a Woman Has Had an Orgasm by How She Walks
How? Tell Me!
By the way she walks. Not joking.
A group of sexologists (which is apparently a thing) from the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium studied the connection between the way a woman walks and her vaginal orgasm history. What else did you think sexologists studied?
They gathered a group of women — half had never had vaginal orgasms, half had. And then, we shit you not, the scientists had to guess which group each lady fell into by the way she sashayed her stuff across the room
And here was the kicker: It worked. The sexologists could determine whether or not the woman in question could have a vaginal orgasm with freaking 81.25 percent accuracy.
Now, we caution you against trying this if you’re not a trained sexologist yourself — we’re not responsible for any injuries or incorrect conclusions drawn. But the experts say women who were climaxing from the inside had longer stride lengths, greater pelvic rotation and an “absence of both flaccid and locked muscles.” In other words, they had a little shake in their hips, a little pep in their stride and didn’t look like they were clenching a tennis ball with their thigh muscles. A loose but confident walk. Now you know, and you’ll never, never un-know. We’re so sorry.
I know at least a couple of my friends who have comparatively longer strides…now that’s useful information.
#4. You Can Tell Their Political Views by Their Eyes
How? Tell Me!
And by “look” we literally mean “look,” because eye contact is actually a great indicator of political beliefs.
Researchers have found that during conversations, left-leaning people were more likely to follow the other person’s “eye cues” than conservatives. Let’s say you are having a conversation with someone and you suddenly take your gaze off them to look at something slightly to the right, say a cute person or a passing zebra. Liberals are more likely to follow your gaze and look as well, even if what you are looking at has no bearing on the conversation. If you look away again, they will follow your gaze again, and so on and so on, like two little puppies distracted by shiny passing balloons.
Conservatives are almost never going to follow your gaze, but will continue looking straight at you, like robots. Those conducting the study speculated that conservatives held their gaze because, no lie, they don’t like being told what to do. This is a new one, good to know.
#3. You Can Tell Someone’s Sexuality by Their Hands and Hair (Usually)
How? Tell Me!
Look at their hands and hair.
It suggests that the proportion of the length of your ring finger to your index finger is influenced by the amount of testosterone you were exposed to in the womb. Which is why men and women usually have totally different finger ratios; most men have longer ring fingers than pointer fingers, and most women’s pointers and ring fingers are pretty close to the same length.
So there are some studies that suggest a reversal of the typical male/female finger lengths is one good indicator of sexuality. In other words, if a guy’s index fingers and ring fingers are pretty much the same size, he might be gay. Or if a lady’s ring finger is a lot longer than her pointer, she might be gay. Though, good luck taking those measurements without pretending to be a gypsy fortune teller.
Here’s an easier one: see which hand they write with. Studies have suggested that homosexuals of both genders are 50 percent more likely to be left-handed than heterosexuals.
Lastly, look at their hair. Specifically, look at the direction in which their hair spirals. A study of the hair whorls of 50 gay men showed that 23 percent had a counter clockwise whorl, as opposed to the much more common clockwise whorl. Among the total population, only around eight percent have counter clockwise whorls. Though, once again, we’d love to hear what cover story you come up with to explain to the dude why you’re running your fingers through his hair and studying how it lays. Maybe tell him you found a tick or something.
#2. You Can Tell How Much They Can Drink by Their Eye Colour
How? Tell Me!
Picking the blue-eyed guy was a bad move. It turns out; eye color is an amazing indicator of how much alcohol a person can drink before it affects them.
A study of thousands of white men (all of them prisoners) found that for some reason, those with light eye colours like blue, green, grey or hazel, can handle more alcohol than men with dark eyes. And a totally different study of almost 2,000 women found that the same held true for them.
Even more interesting is the fact that this result was predicted before the study. Because apparently brown-eyed folks are more sensitive to medication and other stimuli, and that sensitivity is what prompts them to stop when they’ve had enough. Blue-eyed people, on the other hand, require more alcohol to get buzzed, so they develop a greater tolerance for the stuff. And according to the study, the blue-eyed people are also more likely to be alcohol abusers.
As for what eye colour has to do with alcohol tolerance, scientists are still on the fence. One theory is that the amount of melanin in the eyes is directly related to the amount of melanin insulating neurons in the central nervous system, and that more melanin somehow translates to quicker nerve transmissions. In any case, you might want to think again before challenging someone with baby blues to a drinking contest.
At least now I know…
#1. You Can Spot a Rich Person by How Distracted They Are During Conversations
How? Tell Me!
In 2009, two University of California psychologists performed a study on the relationship between non verbal cues and socio economic status. To do this, they placed participants in pairs and videotaped them talking as they got to know each other. What they discovered was that the richer person in the pair was more likely to display “disengagement” behaviours, like fidgeting or doodling or playing with a damned pencil while someone was trying to talk to them. The poorer of the two engaged in not being jerk behaviours, like nodding, and smiling and actually listening to the other person.The theory goes that people of a higher socio economic status are less dependent on others, due to their wealth and higher education. As such, they aren’t as invested in conversing with others, as they have no need for it. If the other person is acting that way and you know for a fact that they’re broke, well, maybe they just hate you. Sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one.
So now, maybe next time… you can have a closer look 🙂