Ever wondered what kind of flirt you might be? Whether your flirting style is playful or more traditional says a lot about your personality and could even help snag a date or get through a tough patch in a relationship, suggests a new study.
Most people are a flirtatious mix, but we all have one or two dominant types. The better you know which one(s) you are, the more likely you are to realise when someone’s flirting with you.
Researchers have identified five styles of flirting and they say understanding how you communicate romantic interest may help you improve your chances in love…
There are 5 categories of flirting styles:
Do you think men should make the first move, and women shouldn’t pursue men? You may feel like you attract the wrong element, getting crudely hit on by strangers (though traditionalists are prone to reading friendliness as flirtatiousness), yet feel clueless about getting the attention of guys you do like.
Is flirting fun, harmless, and at times meaningless for you? Playful flirts tend to be extroverts who enjoy flirting for attention and favours with a gift for unintentional flirting.
Unlike playful flirts, you’re always aware of flirtation. You have a way with your body — read up on body language — and you’d probably say you’re a good flirt. You know what you want, and you know how to get it.
Most women hate catcalls, but you find nearly any unsolicited male attention a turn-off. You believe people shouldn’t flirt unless they have serious intentions. And while you may feel like you get less attention than playful or physical flirts, know that you’re more likely to have a meaningful relationship.
Flirting to you is all about chemistry. After all, getting to know another and making a connection is the most sincere form of flirting.
Finally, which type of flirting is closer on you?