How You Flirt Says a Lot About You and Your Chances at Love, Researchers Say
Ever wondered what kind of flirt you might be? Researchers have identified five styles of flirting and they say understanding how you communicate romantic interest may help you improve your chances in love.
Jeffery Hall, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and colleagues found five main styles of flirting. Although they did not find any major gender differences in flirting styles, women scored higher on all styles except for playful.
Physical, sincere, and playful styles were associated with greater dating success. The physical and sincere styles were more likely to lead to deeper relationships with stronger emotional connection and physical chemistry.
"In some ways,” Hall says in a prepared statement, "the very early part of developing relationships is important to the success of long-term relationships, including marriages.”
5 Ways of Flirting
- Physical flirting
- Traditional flirting
- Polite flirting
- Sincere flirting
- Playful flirting
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