it's not flirtation, it's just friendliness
Feministe posts a comment about a study that says men often read sexual overtones into conversations where the women involved did not, and did not intend to give them.
ok, great, but what woman doesn't know this? who doesn't know that men often see things which just aren't there? which is what led me to title this what i did. so often i have found that women (myself included) have to act downright rude to men in order for them to not think we're interested. simply saying you are not interested is not enough.
and, what this all really points to:
The fact that men appear to "oversexualize" more often than their female counterparts may provide the basis of future studies that address the roots of sexual harassment and date rape, Mr. Levesque said.