Is The "Gaydar" Real?


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Is there actually any science behind the gaydar? Or is it all based on stereotypes?

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, led by William Cox decided to find. Their results are published in the Journal of Sex Research.

A selection of 55 straight and 50 gay men’s faces were paired with a statement that had been rated by a group of volunteers as either gay, neutral or straight. For example: “he likes shopping”, “he likes to read,” or “he likes football” respectively.

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11 September 2015 | 5:40 pm – Source:


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