1. Flirting – according to Wikipedia flirting is a form of human interaction between two people, expressing a romantic and/or sexual interest. It can consist of conversation, body language, or brief physical contact. It may be one-sided or reciprocated.
2. Flirting is used as a means of expressing interest or gauging the other person’s interest in courtship or even casual sex.
3. People who flirt speak or act in a way suggesting greater intimacy than is considered appropriate to the relationship (or to the amount of time the two people have known each other), without actually saying or doing anything that breaches any serious social norms. They accomplish this by communicating a sense of playfulness or irony. Double entendres, with one meaning more formally appropriate and another more suggestive, may be used.
4. Flirting consists of stylized gestures, language, body language, postures, and physiologic signs. They include eye contact, batting eyelashes, wink etc, signals such as touching one’s hair, casual touches; such as a woman gently touching a man’s arm during conversation, smiling, sending notes or poems or small gifts, flattery, teasing or coyness, affectedly shy or modest, marked by cute, coquettish, or artful playfulness.
5. Different countries have different rules when it comes to flirting. Take care because it’s a minefield out there. Flirting is governed by a complex set of unwritten laws of etiquette. These rules dictate where, when, with whom and in what manner we flirt. We generally obey these unofficial laws instinctively, without being conscious of doing so.
6. Flirting is fun and a basic part of human nature.
7. Parties, pubs, bars and schools are all places we flirt as is the workplace and places associated with sports.
8. Research has shown men have a tendency to mistake friendly behaviour for sexual flirting. This is not because they are stupid or deluded, but because they tend to see the world in more sexual terms than women.
9. There is evidence to suggest that women are naturally more socially skilled than men, better at interpreting people’s behaviour and responding appropriately. Scientists have claimed women have a special ‘diplomacy gene’ which men lack. So men, take that!
10. Most people – usually men – focus on the verbal element: the ‘chatting-up’, the problems of knowing what to say, finding the right words, etc. The non-verbal element – body-language, tone of voice, etc. – is much more important, particularly in the initial stages of a flirtation.
11. When you first meet new people, their initial impression of you will be based 55% on your appearance and body-language, 38% on your style of speaking and only 7% on what you actually say.
12. I checked out some of the lines people use. It’s a wonder you didn’t hear me groaning from your place. Some are really bad! Evidently the following are some of the most effective…
1. All those curves, and me with no brakes.
2. Do you know why the sky is so gray? [No, why?] Because all the blue is in your eyes.
3. Don’t stop! I don’t usually get to see beauty in motion.
4. I can’t find my puppy, can you help me find him? I think he went into this cheap motel room.
5. Is your name Summer? ‘Cause you are HOT!
6. Let’s go to my place and do the things I’ll tell everyone we did anyway.
7. Mind if I talk to you until it’s safe down there where I farted?
8. My friend wants to know if you were born in those jeans.
9. When God said, “Let there be women,” he created you.
10. You’re so fine, you make me want to go out and get a job.
Are you a flirt? What’s your best flirting tip? Best flirting line? Best place to flirt?
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