Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Your Eyes Are Gay-Detecting Machines

"People have an inbuilt 'gaydar', which enables them to judge in the blink of an eye whether someone is gay or straight, a study at the University of Washington has found. And it is easier to judge a woman's sexuality than a man's – just from glancing at them."


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Murgatroid (#2,904)

Then this gay needs to get his eyes checked.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Murgatroid "But with the blast shield down, I can't even see! How am I supposed to identify gays?"
"Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them. Stretch out with your feelings."

melis (#1,854)

"…Leia. Leia is gay."

"Your insight serves you well. Bury your feelings deep down. They do you credit, but they could be made to serve the homosexuals."

Pop Socket (#187)

An awful lot of people are gaynearsighted.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@Pop Socket: I hate to assign that kind of astigma to anyone.

derwood (#3,482)

Since when is 57% accuracy considered accurate? Heck, even scoring 67% used to mean I failed.

(For the record, my gaydar with women is WAY worse than with men.)

@derwood Most people I have recounted this story to agree that they are better at spotting men than women.

SuperMargie (#1,263)

I refuse to even harbor a guess anymore. I am not so much naive as I am inattentive, seeing as I remember being shocked when George Michael came out.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@SuperMargie: Wow, I'll never look at Sports Machine the same way again.

Bittersweet (#765)

@SuperMargie 15-year-old me had a huge crush on Rupert Everett. I was pretty…inattentive.

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