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Flirting is not an art

Flirting is an elusive thing. Some people are so good at it, they don’t even realise they’re doing it. For others it’s a mysterious art that simply cannot be grasped. Flirting usually involves both verbal and non-verbal communications and is said to be one of the things that have replaced the mating dance in modern society. Of course, it would be a mistake to say that flirting is always about wanting to end up in bed with someone. It can also be a bit of harmless fun, which is something that’s occasionally forgotten.

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The Art of Flirting
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The Art of Flirting

Flirting is a subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) way of showing that you are sexually interested. It’s all part of the mating game. But what if you’re not too good at reading the signals and can’t quite make out whether someone is interested in you? Or what if you yourself are just too shy to send out clear signals?  > to the article

How to tell if the man you’re dating is not interested in you
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How to tell if the man you’re dating is not interested in you

Dating would be much simpler if people always said what they meant in an open and honest way. Of course, in reality, people often hold back the truth for various reasons.  > to the article

Getting over first date jitters
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Getting over first date jitters

Feeling nervous about your first date? You’re not alone. Here are five ways you can make your experience better, so you can enjoy the process of meeting new people.  > to the article

Starting to date
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Starting to date

When you’re just starting to date someone new, it’s generally an exciting time. With this excitement, you can often get a bit of nervousness. You may be asking yourself questions like “will this work?” or trying to decide whether or not you’re really interested in this new person.  > to the article

Getting back to dating after a long-term relationship
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Getting back to dating after a long-term relationship

After the break-up of a long relationship, it can be almost frightening to be single again: you’ve relied for so long on another person to meet certain emotional, practical and financial needs. However, one of the most liberating things about being single is the empowerment it brings...  > to the article

Free dating
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Free dating

When you’re just starting to date someone new, it’s generally an exciting time. With this excitement, you can often get a bit of nervousness. You may be asking yourself questions like “will this work?” or trying to decide whether or not you’re really interested in this new person.  > to the article

Flirting tips

Much has been written about flirting and some people make good money teaching others how to flirt. The key to the art of flirting involves learning how to spot and interpret non-verbal signals. Anyone who is oblivious to another person’s reactions to flirtatious advances will not get very far. It’s important to know, first of all, whether the person you’d like to flirt with is interested in flirting with you. Women, in particular, tend to give off predominantly non-verbal signals, as traditionally it’s the men who make the first move. In polite society, things are often less than overt and signals could be tiny – standing a bit too close, laughing a little bit too much or putting a hand on the man’s arm or shoulder. On the other hand, signals that someone is not interested in physical closeness could also be quite small – tensing up, moving slightly away or speaking in a manner or tone that could imply a desire to be elsewhere. Trying to interact with someone while simultaneously trying to take in non-verbal signals can be hard. Some people can do it without thinking, but if you’re the sort of person who needs to approach things intellectually rather than intuitively, then you’ll need to go a little bit more slowly. At the end of the day, there is nothing more to flirting that simply having a conversation with someone you like. Rather than try too hard to imitate people who are so called “natural born flirters” by coming up with jokes and chat up lines or by attempting to tease the object of your affections, it’s always best to simply be yourself and just talk to the person in front of you, noting the way they react to what you’re saying. If you want to learn more about the art of flirting, you can get more information in the Parship magazine and our expert advice pages. Of course, while it’s impossible to read body signals online, it’s actually a lot easier to express interest in someone on a dating site. If you want to see this in action, why not send someone a contact request of answer some ice breakers on Parship?

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