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7 Interesting Things to Know about Flirting ...

By Corina

If your flirting skills are lacking and you are looking for the love of your life, then it’s time to step it up and learn about flirting. There’s an art to flirting and there’s even some very convincing scientific facts that back it up. A lot of studies have shown the fact that flirting does not only help in the dating department, but it’s also far more effective than good looks - that is, if you do it well. Psychologist Dr. Monica Moore found out that the people who seem confident and available are often approached by others and not the ones who are the most physical appealing. Here are a few interesting things to know about flirting that will help you improve your love life:

1 There Are Five Types of Flirting

One of the most surprising things about flirting that I found out was the fact that there are actually five types of flirting, according to the University of Kansas: physical, traditional, sincere, polite and playful. Their studies show that even though 25 percent of flirting is playful, 30 percent of flirting is intended to lure a mate.

2 Playing Hard to Get Works

Even though there are a lot of people who say that playing hard to get will chase away your potential partner, there are a lot of studies that show that this technique really works. But you need to find a balance. The trick is to appear to be a “scarce resource worth having”, but you should still maintain your interest.


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3 Eye Contact is a Must

Did you know that eye contact can make you more attractive? It’s not only an important signal that you are interested, but it can even make you seem more attractive. There are even studies that have shown that “a mutual unbroken gaze for two minutes with a stranger” will lead to “increased feelings of passionate love”.

4 Your Voice

Actually the way you talk when you are flirting is a huge indicator of your interest. Apparently, men don’t do so great when it comes to turning on their sexy voice, but women have more advantages in this field, since they are able to successfully manipulate their voices. If a person is interested, they tend to speak “smoothly and quickly” and if they are not, they will speak “hesitantly and awkwardly”.

5 Touching is a Must

Studies show that there are three types of touching: friendly (a gentle shoulder tap or push), plausible deniability (touching on the forearm, around the shoulder or waist) and nuclear (the face touch). Apparently, the most effective one when flirting is the nuclear type of touch so go for it when you can but make sure you don’t seem creepy.

6 How You Hold Your Head

Studies performed by scientists at the University of Newcastle in Australia have shown that women are most alluring when they angle their head forward. This way, they will be forced to look slightly upward; apparently this creates a more feminine look. In order for men to look more masculine, they should tilt their head back and look a bit down their nose.

7 The Power of Red

Apparently, red really is the color of power and confidence and it will definitely turn all eyes on you. So whether you choose to wear a red dress or red lips, you will be the center of attention wherever you go.

There are even places where flirting is out of the question, for example, in Little Rock, Arkansas, where engaging in “lascivious banter” could cost you 30 days in jail. Do you know any other interesting things about flirting? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section!


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