Is there such a thing as the 'friend-zone'?
A recent study showed that men overestimate how good-looking they are to women. Women, on the other hand, think they are less attractive to men, which is not the case.
People who think they are highly attractive may incorrectly assume that the other person is sexually interested in them.
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