BJ'S BLOG 05/07/12 "I knew it!"
Last week on the show, we read a study that proves that everything I’ve been saying about guy and girl friendships for years!
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire recently examined the platonic, opposite-sex friendships of over 400 adults, ranging in age from 18 to 52 and found that opposite-sex friend’s ships across the board make people miserable.
According to Dr. April Bleske-Rechek, the principal researcher, in the majority of opposite-sex friendships, there is "at least a low level of attraction."
The attraction generally comes more from one friend over the other and that friend is usually the male and the reason is that males are just wired to have sex with as many females as possible.
Dr. Bleske-Rechek goes to explain:"Historically, men faced the risk of being shut out, genetically, if they didn't take advantage of various reproductive opportunities. So the argument is that men have evolved to be far more sexually opportunistic."
Now I’ve known many people who have said that men should just learn to “keep it in their pants” but we are not genetically wired for that.
That being said, I think that is the problem with a lot of younger adults because they’ve been trained to fraternize between the genders but we now know that only causes problems.
This is something I’ve known all along, unless you’re in a group setting, the only people you should be hanging out with are people of your same gender…and now science is on my side.
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