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Saying yes when meaning no An investigation of gender and individual differences in token seduction

Token seduction was defined as signaling an interest in having sex with another person when one has no intention of having sex. Gender differences in token seduction, various token seduction behaviors, and personality predictors of token seduction were investigated. The gender difference in token seduction was nonsignificant. Men engaged in verbal token seduction behaviors significantly more often than women. Women and men did not differ significantly in how often they engaged in physical token seduction behaviors. Women engaged in physical token seduction behaviors significantly more often than verbal ones, while men did not differ significantly in their use of physical and verbal behaviors. Hypergender ideology predicted token seduction for men only. Machiavellianism predicted token seduction for women and men.

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Dreznick, M., Cronin, J., Waterman, C., & Glasheen, C. (2003). Saying yes when meaning no: An investigation of gender and individual differences in token seduction. Journal of Psychology & Human Sexuality, 15(1), 69-84. https://doi.org/10.1300/J056v15n01_06

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