Thought this was somewhat funny. MSN
Number 3 kills me.
10 funny flirting facts
By Laura Schaefer So you’ve mastered the eye-contact game and can beckon a cute prospect with a few coy glances… but do you really know all there is to know about the fine art of come-hither? Just to make sure you’re up to speed, we culled some very surprising info that you can use to your advantage. Read on for some juicy tidbits that may up your cute quotient in no time.
1. Flirting is good for you. Studies show that people who flirt have higher white blood-cell counts, which boost their immunity and keep them healthy.
2. Think it ends at a little eye batting? Hardly—all told, scientists say there are 52 “flirting signals” used by humans. Of these, the hair flip is the most common.
3. In some places, flirting is illegal. In Little Rock, AK, an antiquated law is still on the books warning that engaging in playful banter may result in a 30-day jail term. In New York City, another outdated law mandates that men may be fined $25 for gazing lasciviously at a female; a second conviction stipulates the offender wear a pair of blinders whenever he goes out for a walk.
4. Why wait for Happy Hour? Lots of people get their flirt on during their morning commute. A full 62 percent of drivers have flirted with someone in a different vehicle while on the go, and 31 percent of those flirtations, it turns out, resulted in a date.
5. Flirting need not occur face to face. According to Pew Research, 40 percent of people who look for love online say they can easily flirt with someone via email or IM.
6. In the Victorian era, fans were the ultimate playful prop that could communicate all sorts of messages. A fan placed near the heart meant, You have won my love. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips suggested, You may kiss me. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan meant, I love you, while opening and closing the fan several times warned, You are cruel. Given how much a fan could come in handy, it’s a shame they ever invented air conditioning.
7. These days, cell phones do the flirting. In one survey, half of all mobile phone users have texted suggestive messages to keep things interesting while away from their amour.
8. Watch out, you can overdo it. According to the Social Issues Research Centre, the most common mistake people make when flirting is maintaining too much eye contact.
9. Sometimes, flirty gestures aren’t what they seem. Research has shown that men tend to routinely mistake friendly behavior for flirting.
10. Flirting is universal. A woman living in New York City and one in rural Cambodia may not have much in common, but when it comes to attracting a little attention, they both employ the very same move: smiling, arching their eyebrows, then averting their gaze and giggling. Animals flirt, too: Birds, reptiles, and even fish have their own way of strutting their stuff. Moral of the story: If the simple sea bass can act cute to enhance a romantic agenda, you can, too—so give it a go!
I don't know how I missed this one for six hours or so.
I have been happily and faithfully married to my wife for 20 years, now, and have no desire, whatsoever to develop romantic bonds with anyone, but I am an incurable "flirt." It is, in my eyes a habit, which is darned near impossible for me to break.
My wife knows this, and for some reason, really likes it. I'm thinking it's some "female power thing", because she will PDA with me, if she thinks a woman is being flirtatious, but does not do the "jealousy" thing at all.
She tells me the reason I'm so effective at the flirt is a combination of my intensity, and my eyes. (Big, brown and expressive) I tend to avoid social situations with females when I can, as a result. Flirting can be stressful and tiresome, at times.
One problem with this statement, is that people are not always self-actualized. A man or woman may be receptive to a member of the opposite sex, but not completely conscious that they are receptive.
Originally Posted by bostinelosd
Being the analytical freak that I am, I've actually studied and catalogued body language and other "cues" of receptivity, and have concluded that subconscious receptivity is as prevalent as conscious receptivity.
(It helps to have a friend who has a PhD in Human Sexuality. We have very interesting discussions on the subject. Specifically, we are currently discussing the symbiotic roles of sex and violence.)
A side effect of this, is that it ticks my wife off royally, when I know that she might be "interested", but she hasn't figured it out herself, yet. She's just self-actualized enough to realize that she has been exhibiting cues and typical receptive behavior, and I have been "getting them" for awhile, and the fact that I pick up on that before she does makes her mad. Of course, we laugh about it, too, but oh well....
I sometimes flirt with women I already know. I dont really do it with those Im not familiar with. Im happily married as well, but its in my nature to flirt a little, but its agenda free. I cant read my wifes signs at all. I have tried and tried but I cant read if she is recieving my flirtations with her. Maybe she is just disinterested =(. However, if a another girl flirts with me, my wife doesnt show jealousy, but she will hold my hand or move closer to me to show that I am hers. It cracks me up to no end.