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How To Subtly Flirt With A Girl
Etymology[ edit ] The origin of the word flirt is obscure. The Oxford English Dictionary first edition associates it with such onomatopoeic words as flit and flick, emphasizing a lack of seriousness; on the other hand, it has been attributed to the old French conter fleurette, which means "to try to seduce " by the dropping of flower petals, that is, "to speak sweet nothings". While old-fashioned, this expression is still used in French, often mockingly, but the English gallicism to flirt has made its way and has now become an anglicism . Actually, the word Fleurette was yet used in the 16th century, like in some sonnet  , and some other texts. In French, some other words more or less related are derived from the word fleur: He had an affair one of reportedly about 75 with the gardener's daughter Fleurette. Older poem my beautiful one, come with me. The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing[d] has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance. Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Office of War Information ,   delivering speeches and writing articles to help the American soldiers better understand the British civilians,  and vice versa. She wrote of the Americans, "The boy learns to make advances and rely upon the girl to repulse them whenever they are inappropriate to the state of feeling between the pair", as contrasted to the British, where "the girl is reared to depend upon a slight barrier of chilliness He wrote that courtship in both cultures used approximately 30 steps from "first eye contact to the ultimate consummation", but that the sequence of the steps was different. For example, kissing might be an early step in the American pattern but a relatively intimate act in the English pattern. European hand fans[ edit ] Further information: European Hand Fans in the Eighteenth Century The fan was extensively used as a means of communication and therefore a way of flirting from the 16th century onwards in some European societies, especially England and Spain. A whole sign language was developed with the use of the fan, and even etiquette books and magazines were published. The use of the fan was not limited to women, as men also carried fans and learned how to convey messages with them. For instance, placing the fan near the heart meant "I love you", while opening a fan wide meant "Wait for me". This use was highly popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Flirting can indicate an interest in a deeper personal relationship with another person. Some people flirt simply for amusement, with no intention of developing any further relationship. For others, flirting serves a purpose and is employed as a tool to achieve a specific professional goal good salespeople will recognise situations where flirting will help a sale. According to social anthropologist Kate Fox , there are two main types of flirting: This type of flirting does not intend to lead to sexual intercourse or a romantic relationship, but increases the bonds between two people. Flirting with intent plays a role in the mate-selection process. The person flirting will send out signals of sexual availability to another, and expects to see the interest returned in order to continue flirting. Flirting can involve non-verbal signs, such as an exchange of glances, hand-touching, and hair-touching; or verbal signs, such as chatting, giving flattering comments, and exchanging telephone numbers in order to initiate further contact. In the 21st century flirting is increasingly taking place in instant messaging and other social media. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. June Learn how and when to remove this template message The examples and perspective in this section deal primarily with Western culture and do not represent a worldwide view of the subject. You may improve this article , discuss the issue on the talk page , or create a new article , as appropriate. June A study in body language: Haynes King 's Jealousy and Flirtation Flirting may consist of stylized gestures, language, body language , postures , and physiologic signs which act as cues to another person. Among these, at least in Western society , are:
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