By Amanda Chatel for YourTango
News flash: Flirting works. In fact, studies suggest that flirting skills could be even more important than looks in helping you attract a partner. And experts agree:
"It's not the most physically appealing people who get approached, but the ones who signal their availability and confidence through basic flirting techniques like eye contact and smiles," says Monica Moore, M.D.
If you want to master the game, here's a good place to begin: Read up on these interesting facts about flirting:
1. There are five types of flirting. Think flirting is just a subtle arm touch or a wink? According to the University of Kansas there are actually five types of flirting: traditional, physical, sincere, playful, and polite. While 25 percent of all flirting falls into the playful category, 30 percent is intended to sincerely lure a mate.
2. Eye contact can make you more attractive. It's a major signal that you're interested and can make someone even more attracted to you than they would have been. Studies suggest that locking eyes with a stranger for two minutes can actually muster up feelings of passionate love.
3. Your voice gives you away. Women tend to talk smoothly and quickly when they're interested, and awkwardly when they're less enthused.
4. The power of red is real. Whether you choose red lips or a red dress, the color brings all eyes to you. Research shows that the "red dress effect" not only helps in attention-getting, but also makes women appear more open sexuallyÃ¢â‚¬”which may or may not be want you want, but it's something to keep in mind!
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