The Perceptions of Verbal and Nonverbal Flirting Cues in Cross-Sex Interactions

Henningsen, David Dryden; Kartch, Falon; Orr, Nancy; Brown, Amanda
December 2009
Human Communication;Winter2009, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p371
Academic Journal
Research has shown men perceive more sexual interest from female targets than do women in cross-sex interactions (e.g., Abbey, 1982). A study utilizing a 2 (sex of participants) x 2 (flirting cue: verbal or nonverbal) ANOVA design was employed to test whether cue usage influenced sex differences in perceptions of sexual interest. Results indicate sex of participant and cue usage interact to predict perceptions of sexual interest. Results are discussed with regard to sex differences in cue preferences and cue explicitness.


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