Do you think you have a natural skill for telling who is straight, gay, and in between? Well, scientists say there may be an evolutionary explanation for this
From our homies over at The Stimulist:
Not only do most of us have well-honed gaydars, but our guesses are more accurate the less we think. In other words, if you want to know from across the room whether someone is gay, don’t contemplate the question too long—just go with your gut. The study even found that just looking at pictures of people’s eyes can yield accurate guesses of sexual orientation.
So how are we able to distinguish gay from straight? Tom Jacobs of Miller-McCune guesses it might be evolutionary:
In evolutionary terms, it is plausible that over the millennia, we may have developed the ability to distinguish between those who might be willing to mate with us and those who are not interested (no matter how impressive our disco dancing moves may be). Still, these results are somewhat puzzling — especially the eyes-only test. The researchers admit as much.
We wonder, will there ever be any gaydar consulting services for people who have weak gaydars. How much do you think that no-common sense Terry McMillan would have paid for a service like that? Could gaydar consulting services prevent divorces or diseases? SMH.