It's a universal and essential aspect of human interaction. Anthropological research shows that flirting occurs, in some form, in all cultures and societies around the world.
Flirting is a basic instinct – which isn't surprising. If we didn't initiate contact and express interest in the opposite sex, the human species would become extinct!
Here are some basics to fast-track your flirting abilities: Flirting is most socially acceptable at parties, celebrations, social functions and drinking holes. It's not acceptable in the office, where you run the risk of sexual harassment – proceed with caution!
You can flirt with more or less anyone – an exchange of admiring glances or a little light-hearted flirtatious banter can brighten the day, raise self-esteem and strengthen social bonds. Just be careful about sending come-hither signals to married men.
Maintain eye contact – your eyes are probably your most important flirting tool. How you look at a man, meet his gaze and look away can make all the difference between a successful, enjoyable flirtation and an embarrassing or hurtful encounter.
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