So, you just spent another whole weekend alone.  And it wasn't for the lack of trying.  You got out of the house.  You're relatively attractive.  You put it all out there, but apparently nobody caught on to the fact that you were interested.  Well, according to science, you might be flirting all wrong. 

In fact, in a report published by, Dr. Monica Moore, a psychologist at Webster University in St. Louis, just conducted research on the flirting techniques used in singles bars, shopping malls, and several other popular gathering places for young people.

What she found is that it's not the most physically appealing people who get approached, but the ones who signal their availability and confidence through basic flirting techniques like eye contact and smiles.

According to her scientific research, here are the Top Five Best Ways to Flirt

1. Touching someone's face.  If you can do it without coming off creepy, nothing's more effective.

2. Touching someone elsewhere.  If you can't touch their face, the next best places are the shoulder, waist, and forearm.

3. Going out of your way to compliment someone.  Go for the move where you see someone across the room, walk up, and say, "I just had to come over and tell you, I love your shoes" or whatever.

4. Smiling and eye contact.  These come up in every study, nothing new here.  Obviously you're more likely to have success if you smile and make eye contact than frown and look down at your shoes.

5. Be more direct.  If you've found your flirting hasn't worked, it's probably because you think you're flirting but other people haven't realized it.  Amping it up will make it more effective.


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