Need to know if that guy is gay? Simply consult this list of gay men body language, which has been comprised of scientifically proven signals of sexual orientation.
The Science of Gay Men’s Body Language
Psychologists from Ohio State University have proven that gay men speak with more expanded vowel space than straight men. You can trust your intuition on this one. We all know the stereotypical voice of a gay man, right? Well, it turns out that our stereotyping is accurate.
Gay Men Body Language 1: Enunciation
Tufts University Ph.D student Nicholas Rule proved that 70% of the time when we look at a man and think he’s gay, we’re probably right. Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia also showed that straight men and women find the scent of a gay man less pleasing than that of a straight man, but gay men themselves found the scent of other gay men to be their favourite. So, trust your nose and judge a book by its cover.
Gay Men Body Language 2: Judge a Book By its Cover
A study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology conducted by UCLA assistant professor Kerri Johnson showed that gay men swing their hips more freely than straight men.
Gay Men Body Language 3: Walk
Most gay men will intentionally make themselves look more effeminate by accentuating feminine body language. Look for them to show the underneath of their wrists, the side of their necks and to move with the slightly weaker but more fluid and graceful air of a female than the less graceful but stronger gestures of a man.
Gay Men Body Language 4: Accentuating the Effeminate