A new study suggests that men's relationships with their female friends may be fueled by an undercurrent of sexual attraction, and this occurs regardless of whether they are single; but the feeling is not mutual.
According to Telegraph, women are more likely to consider their friendships with men as strictly platonic, and they only hope that something more will come out of the friendship if their own romantic relationship is in trouble.
According to ZME Science, the study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, asked 88 pairs of male/female friends to rate their attraction to each other. The study revealed that men believed that their female friends were more attracted to them than they really were. The females were not aware of this, according to the study.
According to Learning Mind, men do not hesitate to try and develop friendly relations with women that are sexually attractive to them.
The study also debunks the myth that women get attracted to men who are not single. According to the study, men who are in relations are not an object of interest for a woman.