"They pay more attention to what is said, not how it's said." Case in point: If a woman is giving "I'm interested" signals -- touching a man on the arm, for example, or maintaining eye contact and smiling while talking -- but then talks about how she's not really interested in dating, the man's going to believe her words, Stafford says, not her actions.
"'Confusing,' might be the word that best sums up single life today," says Trish Mc Dermott, a dating expert and "vice president of love" for Engage.com, a dating Web site.
While Jesch says that she and her friends weren't leading the guy on, she can see how he might have gotten off track.
After all, she says, women can be just plain confusing.
"He asked if he could 'infiltrate our conversation,' because we looked like we were having fun and 'his friends were really boring'." Trying not to laugh at his creative pickup line, Jesch and her friends -- who are all engaged or in relationships -- attempted to politely decline his advances.
"We tried to let him down easy, saying we weren't talking about anything interesting, but he wouldn't take the hint." That is, until one of the women mentioned her boyfriend.
"As the doors closed, it hit me like a ton of bricks that she was shocked that I hadn't followed her back to her room.wiki How's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article meets our high quality standards. Whether you're in a relationship or not, you may find that the other person is giving you mixed signals.You can always handle the problem by starting a conversation about it, but you can also use more indirect ways to see if the person is actually interested in you. It's also possible that they have noticed your feelings and are feeling uncomfortable, or that they do not wish to talk to you."For all the communicating singles are now doing using the plethora of social media available to them, men and women still aren't necessarily hearing each other.
Most men still think they should pay for the first date, but most women don't agree.
"I definitely think women give guys mixed signals, and it is almost always because our niceness in trying to let them down easy is confused with interest," she explains.