Other types of gaydar?

  • Karnage

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    Sep 21, 2011 2:01 AM GMT
    Does anyone else have a people-radar for things other than being gay? Just today I looked at two profile pictures and thought to myself "Oh, he's from Minnesota". I open up their profiles and I was right! Maybe it's partly because I grew up there - you recognize your own kind and whatnot - but how would I figure that out from a picture??

    So has anyone else done this sort of thing? Maybe for location, profession, or something else?
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    Sep 21, 2011 6:47 AM GMT
    You know what? I think you brought up a good point. I think after we're immersed in a certain demographic group long enough, we can just instinctively tell who's in the same group. A picture can give a lot of clue about a person, even if you dont consciously process them. You grew up in Minnesota, so you can spot another easily. With me it's the military guys, way too easy to figure out.

    So maybe it's the same for the so-called gaydar? People who claim their gaydar is broken just havent been around enough gay people to notice the subtle facial expressions, eye movements, and body language we unconsciously project?
  • Karnage

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    Sep 21, 2011 10:27 PM GMT
    Anyone else? I feel like I have a knack for picking out engineers too...
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
    Karnage said I feel like I have a knack for picking out engineers too...



    ....picking them out of what?icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:39 PM GMT
    Doctordar, don’t know why but I seem to be attracted to them and they to me?
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    Sep 21, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    hmm interesting. without reading my profile take a guess?
  • Karnage

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    Sep 21, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    hairymusclejock saidhmm interesting. without reading my profile take a guess?


    Haha, I can't tell you where you're from, I just seem to have an idea if someone is from MN