A good friend shared an idea from a psychology study in the 1980s – women tend to prefer speaking face-to-face and men tend to prefer speaking side-by-side.
It crystallized something I’ve observed over the years. For example, I love doing walking meetings when I can at work. And they tend to be more enthusiastically received by men over women.
A good reminder to be conscious about choosing whether to converse face-to-face vs. side-by-side.