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  • Study finds some truth to ‘gaydar’ concept

    SF Gate - 03/05/2014

    A new study by Northeastern University finds that the concept of “gaydar” (that gays and lesbians are better able to detect someone’s sexuality on first meeting) has some truth to it. An all-female study found that women who identified as lesbians were in fact more accurately able to identity another woman’s sexuality than their heterosexual counterparts.

    This is not the first study to validate the existence of a keener ability gays and lesbians have to “know their own.” A 2012 study reached the conclusion that gaydar was possibly a phenomenon caused by an ability to access facial features and spacial distances between features.

    I’ve been doing my own research on the subject and have also reached the conclusion that yes, gaydar is real. We all have a gaydar inside of us but some have naturally more attuned senses of sexuality (i.e. LGBT people who need to be able to identify one another) than others. Like anything else, gaydar is a tool you can get better at using: a little practice is all it takes to release your inner gaydar.

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