Dating girls at work
So it seems to me that the cluelessness of men when it comes to reading sexual overtones is actually on a spectrum, and the more extreme their abilities are in the high-IQ side of the brain, the more extreme their inability to read nonverbal sexual cues will be.
(And this explains why the conversation about this research on the geek-genius blog Slashdot is so spunky.) 2.
We all know that the workplace is a minefield for sexual tension.
Where else do you lock up people of the opposite sex for eight hours a day, and tell them to talk with each other but not touch?
(Interesting side note about the chase: Most women intuitively play hard to get, until they find Mr.
Right, and then men and women want to have sex—and violate societal sex norms—at the same rate.) 3.
On top of that, if your office is full of knowledge workers, who are paid because they do a good job of synthesizing information, the missed cues will probably be even higher. Because research about Asperger's syndrome tells us how the brain develops its ability to read nonverbal cues.
Flirt verbally rather than nonverbally According to research reported in the Journal of Psychological Science (via Live Science), men are not good at reading nonverbal cues.