what makes you think someone is attracted to you?
June 5, 2009 8:10 AM Subscribe
Attraction detection: what makes you think someone is attracted to you? (not what makes you attracted to them) and how accurate are people's beliefs that someone is attracted to them?
posted by gwenlister to Human Relations (18 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I don't just mean flirting, because lots of people (myself included) naturally flirt with just about everyone, regardless of actually being attracted to them. Its just how mode of communication is perceived or whatever. I also don't necessarily mean this in the context of a relationship. I'm frankly more interested from the perspective of acquaintances/strangers/friends/people you aren't dating.
I also know there are people out there who incorrectly think practically everyone is attracted to them, so I'm not talking about that. I'm making the assumption that you are a level headed, reasonable person.
So what makes you think someone is attracted to you? And how accurate are we when we think that someone is attracted to us?