A study shows that sports men are better than sports women at making up. Research from Harvard University looked at the differences in making up after same-sex sporting events. Professor Joyce Benenson concluded that men put more effort into making up with their male sporting opponents. The researchers analysed four sports involving men and women from 44 countries. Men spent a lot more time shaking hands and physically embracing.
Professor Benenson was surprised at how women spent so little time making up with rivals. She said: "Females brush their fingers against each other….It's so frosty." In contrast, Benenson said: "With the males, even with a handshake, you can see the warmth." She said boxers surprised her, saying: "I expected this would be the least strong in boxing because you try to kill the other person….There really is this sense of love for your opponent."