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You'll Never Flirt The Same After Watching This
Research finds 5 types of flirts; which are you?
Flirting is often how relationships start and now there's a new way to tell just what kind of flirt you are.
A study in the October-December issue of the journal Communication Quarterly identifies five types of flirting behavior, based on responses from more than 5,020 adults over 18, with an average age of 39.8. Of the sample, 52% were single, never married, and 43% were divorced but no longer in a relationship.
"The vast majority of the sample are people who would consider themselves to be on the market. The rest are casually dating," says co-author Jeffrey Hall, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. "The flirting styles inventory is for the very first stage of romantic development."
The study identifies five styles of flirting. Hall says every person uses a combination, but one style may be more dominant.
The styles are:
Hall says the idea of the study isn't to suggest one flirting type is better than another.
"One is more effective than another, depending upon what you want to achieve," he says. "For example, a playful flirt is more likely to have short-term relationships. People with a playful style of flirting are effective in having that type of relationship but may find it difficult to let people they're interested in know they want something more."
Take the flirting styles survey at connect.ku.edu/tests/flirt
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