Writing 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.
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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