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new study shows that men are better than women at making up after fight. The research was conducted by team from Harvard University in USA. It looked at differences between how men and women made up with each after same-sex sporting events. Lead author of research, professor Joyce Benenson, concluded that men spend longer time and put more effort into making up with their male sporting foes than women did with their female opponents. researchers analysed recordings of tennis, table tennis, badminton and boxing involving men and women from 44 countries. They found that men spent considerably more time than women shaking hands and physically embracing.

Professor Benenson said she was surprised by her findings, especially at how women spent so little time making up with their rivals. She said: "What you'll see is that many times, females brush their fingers against each other….You're expected by sport to do something but [with women] it's so frosty." This was in great contrast to men. Benenson observed that: "With males, even with handshake, you can see warmth, the tightness of it." She added: "I expected this would be least strong in boxing because you try to kill other person, but it's strongest in this sport. There really is this sense of love for your opponent, which is beyond my understanding."

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