A new study has found that men are far more likely to say that women have no interest in them.
The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that 51 per cent of men said women had no interest or dislike for them.
But it also found that only 28 per cent said women did not have an interest or hate for them, with only 15 per cent believing women did dislike them.
A spokesman for the University of Adelaide’s Institute of Gender, Sexuality and Culture, Dr Mark Hovland, said the study showed men do not seem to recognise the value of women as people.
“It’s really striking when you see men being more dismissive of women than women being dismissive of men,” he said.
“They’re not saying ‘I don’t have a girlfriend, I’m just going to ignore you and leave you there’.”
The spokesman said the lack of understanding for the value and value of female friendships was also a problem for men.
“There are plenty of people who feel that men and women are interchangeable and that if you’ve got a girlfriend you’re not going to be able to do as much as you want to, you’re going to get to go out with as many people as you like, and you’re just going have to live with it,” he explained.
Dr Hovlands studies showed that men were also more likely than women to feel they had no friends, or did not want friends at all.
“Men are not necessarily less likely to have friends,” he added.
“When it comes to men, it’s not necessarily that men don’t want to have friendships, they’re just less likely than men to feel like there’s a good one around.”
So when you’re thinking about whether there’s one you can talk to or whether there is, there’s definitely not a good friend around.
“He said the number of men who felt they had friends and wanted to be friends was much higher than the number who felt like they were lonely.
Dr Mark Hovell said there was still much work to be done in the area of understanding the reasons men are hostile to women.”
We’re still not entirely sure why they’re so hostile to them, and I think that probably has to do with a lot of these things that men do,” he told ABC Radio Adelaide.”
Like they feel they have to be good at everything, that they’re better than everyone else.
“And that might explain some of their behaviour.”