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If women are better than men at reading thoughts and emotions by looking at eyes, because they are born for this, then is there a way to make a man to be as sensitive as women?

Is it similar to language acquisition? Even when it is impossible for a non-native speakers to know all vocabulary that a native one posses, at least they can learn to the point that native ones can't really differentiate who's who in daily conversations.

As a related but might contradicted example, when having sex, it might be useful to touch on the right spots at the right time. According to my counselor, heterosexual persons who have switched to homosexual tend to stay homosexual because the same gender partner knows what to do more. So while a woman might be satisfied more by another woman, a man can also be satisfied more by a man too.

Women better than men at reading thoughts and emotions by looking at eyes
Hirsh, D. & Nation, P. What Vocabulary Size Is Needed to Read Unsimplified Texts for Pleasure? Reading in a Foreign Language 8, 689–96 (1992).

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    $\begingroup$ This question could have been off-topic, but you did an awesome job providing context. Thank you for putting in so much effort into the question. $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Dec 23 '17 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ @StevenJeuris: (sorry for butting in) I think this should suffice:ABC AU: "Women better than men at reading thoughts and emotions by looking at eyes, study shows" for the fact that at least some think that. ]Previous research](greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/…) wasn't so conclusive. $\endgroup$ – Fizz Dec 23 '17 at 21:35
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    $\begingroup$ What I don't like in this question (and the reason I haven't upvoted it) is that IMHO it mixes too many things. Having the same biological make-up during sex seems to provide a sort of "home advantage". Thought experiment: a bisexual male attracted 50/50 to both genders would be (on average) better pleased by a woman (owing to her presumably better emotion reading) or by a man (with whom he shares the aforementioned biological common ground)? $\endgroup$ – Fizz Dec 23 '17 at 21:52
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    $\begingroup$ @Fizz I agree these suffice as sourcing the claim, however, without doing so the question becomes more dependent upon the interpretation of anyone answering it and as a result it will likely become less meaningful. A source (scientific or not) helps in providing a more elaborate context within which to frame the answer. $\endgroup$ – Steven Jeuris Dec 24 '17 at 11:27
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    $\begingroup$ Definitely. It often helpful to show that an opinion is commonly held. $\endgroup$ – Seanny123 Dec 25 '17 at 3:45

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