An affliction suffered by both men and women, however most often by men. It is marked by an enthusiastic penchant for assigning certain bad habits as something women do, and inexplicably not noticing it when men do the same thing in the same frequency.
(in the car)
Brad: OMG! Get off the phone lady! Freakin women always have their cell phones out!
Marla: Brad, you txt and drive all the time. That guy over there is talking on the phone. And the guy next to us is also texting. Everywhere I go there's a dude talking on a cell phone. I can't walk anywhere on my college campus without being stuck behind both girls AND guys on the phone.
Brad: (*snort*) Na-ah!
Marla: You have a bad case of Male Pattern Blindness.
Male Pattern Blindness / Pattern Male Blindness - A condition that afflicts men in which they are in a situation where a woman is giving every signal he needs to make a successful close but he does not notice. Later on, he may finally realize his blunder but the realization comes too late.
A girl might give a guy IOI's (indicators of interest) such as touching his arm, playing with her hair, or laughing at his unfunny jokes. A guy with male pattern blindness, usually due to lack of confidence, assumes she is just being nice when in actuality she wants him to hit on her / kiss her / fuck her / etc...
When a man will search for hours to find something that is laying out in the open on a table. Items are often easily found by a women.
Man: "I have been searching for hours for keys."
Woman: "You mean the ones sitting there on the coffee table?"
Woman: "Right there in the middle of that table."
Man: "oh, must have been Male Pattern Blindness"