Are you frustrated with the dating scene? Would you like to be dating more? Or perhaps you're yearning for a long-term relationship that eludes you over and over again?
Your flirting style might be part of the problem.
Flirting is what happens at the very beginning of romantic relationships. It's the way people find, attract and communicate who they are and what they want. If you're not happy with your romantic life, perhaps there's a disconnect between the way you communicate - your flirting style - and what you really want.
It turns out that particular styles of flirting are associated with different dating and relationship outcomes. A study published in the October issue of Communication Quarterly surveyed more than 5,000 dating adults about the ways people communicate romantic interest. The authors, Jeffrey Hall and Steve Carter, identified five styles of flirting.
One style is the Traditional flirt. Traditional flirts think men should make the first move, and women should not pursue men. Because of their passive stance and beliefs, female Traditional flirts find it hard to meet men and attract their attention. Compared to men with other flirting styles, Traditional men tend to know someone for a longer time before asking them out. Both genders are likely to be introverted preferring quiet, intimate settings to large social scenes.