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What’s the Best Trait an Effective Flirter Can Have?


What’s the world’s most effective flirting tactic? Naturally, the answer may be of interest to anyone preparing for a night on the town. However, to evolutionary psychologists who focus on behaviors that sustain the species, “the stakes of flirting are the survival of the human race,” per Mic, reporting on an international study about the “Perceived Effectiveness of Flirtation Tactics.” Researchers rounded up 1,000 volunteers to rate the effectiveness of 40 different types of flirting. In the end, according to one study author, “individual differences in age, religiosity, extroversion, personal attractiveness, and preferences for short-term sexual relationships had little or no effect” on the perceived effectiveness of various tactics. In other words, good looks alone won’t get you in the door.

According to Science Alert, results were “surprisingly similar” across cultures; while local norms affect how people interact, the road to “effective flirting is largely universal.” In general, gender and purpose do make a difference. For women “looking for a fling,” sexy clothes and some incidental physical contact offer a relatively sure road to success. For men who may seek long-term relationships, flirtation should signal generosity and commitment. Those goals aside, one finding cut across gender and culture and straight to the heart of great flirting. Eureka Alert calls it a “powerful weapon in the flirtation arsenal” that “almost always works to some degree for everyone.” That weapon is humor.


28 Comments on What’s the Best Trait an Effective Flirter Can Have?

  1. For a guy?

    Most effective flirting technique?

    Have money.

    Lots and lots of money.

    Power is good too.

    No matter what leftists try to reprogram, women are sex objects and men are success objects.

    Always have been.

    Always will be.

    …See Bill Clinton, Willie Brown, or pretty much any politician for further details…

  2. Yeah.
    What about money?
    Bill Gates got laid, and, though he is laughable, he’s not humorous.
    And, I assume, that Warren Buffet gets laid from time to time.
    Same with Soros – he’s got sons (plural)! Hard to have a sense of humor selling your family and friends to the GESTAPO, SS, and NKVD for chocolate bars.

    mortem tyrannis
    izlamo delenda est …

  3. …for that, there is this punch line of ancient wisdom…

    “A man goes to the beach…
    …and he sets himself up to show off his new beach bod. A few women glance his way, but none strike up a conversation. He looks a little ways down the beach to see lots of women around an older guy who is nowhere near as chiseled as him.

    As the crowd disperses, the man approaches his competition and asks the older man what his secret is.

    “Sure, I’ll tell you! It’s real easy. First thing I do before stepping out onto the beach is put a potato in my Speedo. It’s a real eye catcher, if you know what I mean!”

    Seeing the older man’s success, he decides to give it a try. The next morning he stops at the market and buys the biggest potato he could find and heads off to the beach. He sets himself up like the day before and puts the potato in his Speedo, but now even less women are glancing at him. Some are even making comments under their breath.

    Confused, the man finds the older man from the day before and asks what gives.

    “I did it just like you said, stuffed the potato in my Speedo and everything!”

    The older man shakes his head in disgust.

    “You idiot! You’re supposed to put the potato in the FRONT!””

  4. Saw a guy hitting on a girl in my internet travels the other day and he asked his date “So have you always been a girl”. The world has changed but not for the good.

  5. Yes, a dry wit is an absolute turn on. Money? No. Men may think it’s a draw, but all they’ll draw are narcissistic parasites who are only too happy to stand over your grave (with their boyfriend looking at his watch at the after party).

    It’s not flirting, per se, but a man with sincere, impeccable manners has got to be universally attractive to women. Geoff C. once stood up from the table when the ladies of our party returned from the powder room. It’s all they could talk about for the rest of the evening.

  6. Dear Mr. Reaper,

    Thank you for reaching out. I’ve no doubt this is in reference to the potential for mini Marcos to take over the Philippines. If such joyous news does indeed come to pass, I can assure you we will be working very closely for….gee….it’s been a 600 year civil wah…. seems like full employment opportunities for all.

    You may want to hire some extra staff, possibly an intern or two.

    Also, not to get ahead of myself, but I think a grand entrance parade signifying our return is in order.

    Nah I’m just kiddin’, I’m down for any opportunity to splash on body paint and shove a bone through my nose.

  7. ….need a name for the letterhead…..Boss still owns the old name….let’s see….let’s see….

    Consolidated Industrial Action? no…no…too on the nose….

    Capitol Insurance Alliance? …..meh.

    Counterrevolutionary International Anesthetics …closer..

    Conventional International Aid….I like….I like…

    Consolidated Ingenuity Amplification…..damn near perfect.

  8. ‘Consolidated Interglobal Applications’
    ‘Climate Inter-sectional Alliance’
    ‘Creative International Assassinations’
    ‘Cash Is All’

    … & for the enlightened our educational system is cranking out by the millions
    ‘Cos-Play Indigo Anarchy’
    ‘Cis-Gendered Inter-Sexual Appendages’ .. great name for a woke band, btw

    wait! … is this about flirting?

  9. Sorta’. I need an irresistible name that BongBong will see and say “HIRE THIS MOFO!”

    Capitol Influence Advisors. meh…

    I could go balls out and use my main corporate holding company name, Armageddon Incorporated LLC,….but I prefer to employ shell companies.

    The Golden Horde sounds classy.

    Everybody uses discrete, boring corporate names. I’m looking for something witty that will also make the State department choke on their collective martini olive.

    ASSES OF FIRE….has already been taken….as has TEAM FLOPPY WIENER…..

    Tough competition.


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