Flirting is a playful exchange that hints at attraction. Though it is not necessarily limited to couples interested in a romantic or sexual relationship, it is often interpreted as such. There are many types of flirtations. There are those who flirt with everyone and anyone regardless of intention, those who flirt only in certain situations, those who reserve flirting for cases of true attraction, and those who absolutely never flirt at all. Whichever category you fall into, whether it is a struggle or comes naturally, one fact remains. Flirting is a seriously misinterpreted and misunderstood subject. Let’s discuss flirtations, shall we?
When the subject of flirtation comes up, most of us imagine a charismatic, confident person with a devious (but oh, so cute) smile. Let’s refer to them as Flirt Style One. Though not always classically attractive, this personality type exudes a playful confidence. It’s not about sex, relationships, or even friendship. Mr. or Mrs. Flirt Style One may be in a committed relationship without the intention to flirt.
Flirting comes naturally and automatic. They may be unaware of the occurrence. According to Flirt Style One, nothing more than innocent fun has transpired. Issues arise when those on the opposite end of the flirtation become intrigued by the attention. Flirting is often reciprocated in belief that Flirt Style One is genuinely attracted. Because of this, Flirt Style One appears to have others regularly flirting with them. There is nothing wrong with playful banter, right?
Flirt Style Two likes to flirt, but only flirts when it’s clear to both parties that a flirt is nothing more than a flirt. The perfect flirtation would involve a married co-worker. The flirting is done consciously, and playfully, but still cautiously. Flirt Style Two can temporarily become Flirt Style One if alcohol or other inhibition removers are present.
As a true romantic, sensitive Flirt Style Three does not risk misleading others. Having been on the opposite end of Flirt Styles One and Two many times, Flirt Style Three takes flirting seriously and does not cross over the flirtation fence without the presence of true attraction. If you are the receiver of this rare attention, prepare to be wooed.
Lastly, there are those who never flirt at all. Flirt Style Four may want to flirt and Flirt Style Four may try to flirt, but Flirt Style Four never actually flirts. If they think they are flirting, they are not. Something holds the flirt inside Flirt Style Four hostage. Shyness? Anger? Anxiety? Whatever the cause, even their best efforts are rarely noticed.
Self-confidence plays a major role in the flirtation game. Flirt Style One is full of confidence while Flirt Style Four is almost fully without it. What lay in-between is the gray area that most of us fall into. In truth, men and women feel statistically more confident when involved in a flirtation. Those receiving a flirtation often respond positively, raising the confidence level of the flirtation initiator. The playful banter may be more helpful than previously believed. Let’s get our flirt on!
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