taking up space/leaning forward) during laughter, while women who were more interested engaged in more body presentation (such as sitting in a way or postures that accentuate physical features).
A similar study gave participants the opportunity to flirt, videotaped it, and then asked participants to indicate whether certain behaviors were indeed flirting.
To create a catalog of women’s flirting behavior, a researcher observed over 200 women in a singles bar to identify 52 flirting behaviors.
Participants accurately detected flirting only 28% of the time.Much of what takes place when people flirt is intentionally subtle and hard to decode.Though that may seem counterproductive for relationship formation, it is strategic.Have you ever wondered to yourself, “Was that person just flirting with me? It could be after a pleasant exchange at the supermarket, a few shared glances at a coffee shop, or following a more involved conversation at a social event.It is important to read these situations properly because the line between friendly and more than friends can be difficult to discern.