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How To Flirt -- Backed By Scientific Research

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1. Signaling availability and interest trumps attractiveness.

2. Two types of flirting are universal: smiling and eye contact are indicators pretty much everywhere and work for both sexes.

3. Research shows that women are more successful in their flirting when they’re more direct.

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And research has isolated which types of touching are regarded as “merely friendly”, in the zone of “plausible deniability”, or “going nuclear.”

  • Friendly: Shoulder push, shoulder tap, handshake.
  • Plausible Deniability: Touch around the shoulder or waist, touch on the forearm.
  • Nuclear: Face touch.

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