Concept

Flirting

Summary
Flirting or coquetry is a social and sexual behavior involving body language, or spoken or written communication. It is used to suggest interest in a deeper relationship with another person and for amusement. A person will flirt with another by speaking or behaving in such a way that suggests their desire to increase intimacy in their current relationship with that person. The approach may include communicating a sense of playfulness, irony, or by using double entendres. Communication characteristics Flirting takes the form of two main styles; verbal and non-verbal. Verbal A person can indicate flirting behavior by changing their verbal affect:
  • Alterations in vocal tone, such as pace, volume, and intonation.
  • Challenging their partner in order to increase tension and test the partner's reception to flirting. ** Alternative forms include teasing, asking probing questions, and feigning disinterest.
  • Adoration of their partner, by praising the partner's se
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