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Continued: Identifying five types of flirts

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SINCERE FLIRT

According to Hall’s research, this is the most common flirting style, probably because it has been proven to be the most effective.

You might meet this person at the bar, but they’re probably there with a group of friends and not there to troll. In fact, out of the five styles of flirting, this person is the one who’s going to complain that the music is too loud in the bar to talk.

The sincere flirt wants to make an emotional connection with a romantic partner and enjoys the getting-to-know-you phase. They ask a lot of questions and pay attention to the answers.

Bottom line: The sincere flirt has meaningful relationships where emotional connection comes first, sexual chemistry second.

TRADITIONAL

This flirt believes that women shouldn’t be too forward, and men should take the lead — make the first move, open doors, pick up the tab.

Guess what?  This style was the least popular among the men that Hall surveyed.

Guess what?  Women are much more likely than men to be traditional flirts.

Guess what?  Women might want to rethink that.

Bottom line: By taking a more passive role in dating, women with this style are more likely to have trouble getting a guy’s attention.

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