To be clear, though, flirting may not have the explicit goal of having sex or even physical intimacy of any kind.
A person may flirt simply to pass the time, to feel close, to see if they’ve still got it or because it’s fun. Big surprise: men’s flirting is more motivated by sex, while women’s flirting is more motivated by having fun or becoming closer to another person.
Overall, almost a quarter of the participants flirted during their interaction.
When it comes to flirting technique the research is pretty clear: while subtlety is more likely to protect the flirter’s self-esteem, if you really want to get your message across, direct is best.
A study asked college students about the most effective ways to show interest in someone.
Ask the bartender what the girl is drinking and send that.
When in doubt, a glass of something sparkling never hurt anyone.” “Wait for a response.
It isn’t surprising that a person’s self-esteem may affect how she or he approaches flirting.