A new study shows that men are than women at making up after a . The research was conducted by a from Harvard University in the USA. It looked at the between how men and women made up with other after same-sex sporting . Lead author of the research, professor Joyce Benenson, concluded that men spend a longer and put more into making up with their male sporting foes than women did with their female opponents. The researchers analysed recordings of tennis, table tennis, badminton and boxing involving men and women from 44 countries. They found that men spent more time than women shaking hands and embracing.
Professor Benenson said she was surprised by her , especially at how women spent so little time making up with their . She said: "What you'll see is that many times, females brush their against each other….You're expected by the sport to do but [with women] it's so ." This was in great contrast to men. Benenson observed that: "With the males, even with a , you can see the warmth, the tightness of it." She added: "I expected this would be the strong in boxing because you try to kill the person, but it's the strongest in this sport. There really is this of love for your opponent, which is beyond my ."