Guide to Flirting

Chatting up a HorseWriting today’s post I’m painfully aware that the web is bursting at the seams with this kind of rubbish: “Want to know women more? Buy my book!” (sic). Or ‘How to Make a Man/Woman/Horse Fall in Love With You in 75 Easy Steps. Guaranteed!” (not sic.) But when I came across this ‘Guide to Flirting’ by Kate Fox of the Social Issues Research Centre I had to post it. The article provides not so much advice as a useful and extensive guide to the research.

Psychologists have logged up thousands of hours hanging around in bars watching how people interact with each other, all in the name of science. In one study the researchers got so good at reading body language, they could accurately predict whether a girl would be approached 18 out of 20 times. Incidentally it had little to do with how attractive she was…
SIRC Guide to Flirting



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Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and the author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick". You can follow PsyBlog by email, by RSS feed, on Twitter and Google+.

Published: 17 May 2005

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