Scientists reveal 'the art of flirting' involving 47 successful traits that could lead to love
IF you've ever wondered if there is an art to flirting them some researchers have news for you.
Two scientists claim to have found 47 traits "which turn flirting effective."
They then classified these traits into nine factors, which people looking for love may find useful.
They also found that women tended to rate a gentle approach highly, while men found good looks more effective in getting them interested.
The recently published study is called 'The art of flirting: What are the traits that make it effective?'.
The researchers explained: "In Study 1 we used open-ended questionnaires in a sample of 487 Greek-speaking participants, and identified 47 traits that make flirting effective.
"In Study 2, we asked 808 Greek-speaking participants to rate how effective each trait would be on them.
"Using principal components analysis, we classified these traits into nine broader factors.
"Having a good non-verbal behaviour, being intelligent and having a gentle approach, were rated as the most important factors."
The researchers also found that the older a participant was, the more effective they found a "gentle approach" to flirting.
Being respectful, confident and charming all made the 'successful flirting' list and that should come as no suprise.
However, having unusual hobbies was also said to make people seem more appealing.
If you want to see all 47 traits then check out the list below.
The 47 traits said to make flirting effective
Here's the traits the researchers labelled as successful
Intense interest in me
Good with words
Way of approach
Comfortable with his/her spending
Interest to learn things about me
The way he/she looks at me
She/he is not moving fast
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