Who do you think does more winking – on the forums as in real life – men or women? It doesn’t have to be a general survey, just your opinion. I didn’t go counting all the wink Emoticons on the site, but my guess is that there are more ‘he-winkers’.
According to my mother, when she was young it was considered rude for women to do so. If a man winked at you in those days, his intentions couldn’t possibly be very good, not to say indecent. Times change and, even if
intentions are the same (good old human nature), reactions are not.
I’ve never got used to doing it myself, but I see winking as a harmless and cute signal of complicity – just the tiniest little bit naughty and challenging, perhaps. What do you think?