Yes I know, it sounds like a sexist comment. Honestly I didn’t mean it to be, I have only my perceptions to base it on. I suppose if I dressed myself up and put a wig on, it would turn some heads (including my own) but, not in a good way!
Being of the male gender and hence thinking like a guy, naturally, I have a better sense of what we as men are motivated by than what women are. If we are scrolling through Gravatar’s and see a pretty face we are more apt to at least check out what they are writing on their blog than, if, say we see the face of what might be considered a good-looking guy. I don’t know this to be as true with women… and women maybe you can help me out with that one?
The sad part, is we may begin to read and she could be discussing the latest hair care product developments… of which we would rather be run over by a large bird than read about, but we may actually read it anyway because hey… she’s cute. We will probably never read her again and yet the hook sets and we, caught, continue to flub around like a fish to the end of the post.
I have been married for 25 years and, it has been brought to my attention on a number of occasions that women were flirting with me… and I was completely clueless that they were! I guess because I am happy and secure in my marriage I don’t really see the opposite gender the same way a 22-year-old single guy might. That being said as men we still notice an attractive woman… I don’t know, perhaps we find it easier to possibly be accepted by a women than we do a man who is viewed as a competitor.
Suffice it to say, I am not well versed in the nuances of male and female interactions … but put on a wig and some proper lighting and maybe your stats will tell you a different story.