Dutch Researchers Say Gaydar Is Real

Submitted by: for_serious? 6 years ago Science
http://www.asylum.com/2010/06/01/leiden-university-researchers-gaydar-is-real/

Researchers say gay people have a different perceptual style which allow them to notice homosexual-esque details.
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Male 25,416
Meh!
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Female 965
I have a pretty damn good gaydar, if I may say so myself. :-D
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Male 621
Word.
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Male 8,302
@Loxen

Totally agree. Most so-called Gaydar is just taking notice of the people around you more than the average person does.
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Female 248
I have no gaydar, for men or women.
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Female 1,386
Gaydar... like its subtle or something?
I can usually tell which guys are gay. It tends to be hard to miss. I don`t think gayness is as "hidden" or "hard to notice" as some people think it is.
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Male 362
i always figured that`s what the lisp was for...
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Female 1,682
Ha. A gaydar...That is funny.
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Female 4,447
My gaydar is in fine working order. Most other chicks I know have excellent gaydar as well.
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Female 1,427
But it`s not just the "look" that the basis of gaydar works on.

I can talk to a seemingly straight guy and if he`s gay, I`ll know.
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Male 3,842
It`s as simple as attention to relevant details. When I first met one of my gay friends, he didn`t know if I was gay or straight, until a large chested woman walked by and he noticed my eyes followed her bouncing. He immediately said "You`re straight." He then explained his gaydar as just noticing who catches your eye.
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Female 1,190
haha they are looking at "gaydars" in completely the wrong way XD
how did they manage to over/under complicate being able to tell if someone is gay or not?
lawl
mine works quite well, it has to, i live in the city XD
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Male 1,054
The study isn`t "bogus", the particular summary of it was poorly written and over-simplified.

Basically, the study suggests that gay men perceive the world around in a way that is a blend of how women, who pick up on details better, and men, who are better at patterns and big picture, see things. According to the study, then, gay men are more adept at noticing details that het men, and better at seeing the pattern or big picture than women, and perhaps, the ability to bring both kinds of data together in one point of view, makes them more aware of the kinds of data that signal traits like sexual orientation.
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Male 440
@5Cats

Poor attempt at a troll. hexagons indeed. Ha ha.
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Female 133
I`m not gay but my gaydar works rather well.
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Male 12,138
Rectangles? Seriously?
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Male 1,086
They should have tested for more variables before going anywhere near that conclusion.
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Female 9,401
"But we are missing the opportunity to use the phrase "My Gay sense is tingling""

lmfao, comment win.
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Male 36,374
Yet another bogus "study" with unbelievable "conclusions" drawn from it. Squares & hexagons = gaydar? I think not.
Being observant and knowing what gay people wear/act like = gaydar? Well yeah!
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Male 37,888
this falls in the "duh" category.

of course it is

and the also have great fashion sense!
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Male 180
I think gaydar is also called "being observant"
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Male 15,510
[quote]Too late angelmassb, it`s gaydar. Life moves on.[/quote]

But we are missing the opportunity to use the phrase "My Gay sense is tingling"

:p
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Male 219
Too late angelmassb, it`s gaydar. Life moves on.
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Male 1,297
SOME gay people
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Male 15,510
I dont like the term "Gaydar" better if we call it "Gay sense"
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Female 1,403
Link: Dutch Researchers Say Gaydar Is Real [Rate Link] - Researchers say gay people have a different perceptual style which allow them to notice homosexual-esque details.
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