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In most cases, sexual attraction within a friendship is seen as more of a burden than a benefit, the study finds."I think men and women do want to be friends, they do want to engage in platonic friendships," said study researcher April Bleske-Rechek, a psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire."But the data I've been collecting suggests that attractions can get in the way."Friends without benefits Friendship is an interesting area to study because it doesn't have obvious reproductive advantages, Bleske-Rechek told Live Science.The researchers had pairs of friends come in so they could be sure that each member of the pair agreed that they were in a friendship, preventing one-sided relationships from muddying the waters.The participants separately answered questions about their friendship, including their levels of attraction to one another.When he showed up in Indiana the last time, I was terrified to try and date ANYBODY for real.But it quickly felt natural and right after all that talking and sharing. " A new study suggests the answer is yes — but guys may be more attracted to their gal friends than vice versa.Men report more sexual interest in their female friends than their female friends do in them, and men are also more likely than women to overestimate how romantically interested their friends are in them.
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Such overestimating of women's interest is not unusual for men, Bleske-Rechek said."Men over-infer women's sexual interest in a variety of contexts, and I definitely see that extending into the domain of cross-sex friendships as well," Bleske-Rechek said.
Attraction to friends Men who were romantically involved were no less likely than single guys to say they found their female friend attractive or to say they'd like to go on a date with her.
Women who were romantically involved were also equally as likely as single gals to be attracted to their male friends, but they drew the line at dating, with fewer women in relationships saying they'd date their guy friend.
The researchers next wanted to expand their findings outside the college student realm, so they sent questionnaires 107 young adults ages 18 to 23 and 322 adults between the ages of 27 and 55.