Top 10 Psychological Flirting Strategies That Actually Work

1) Touch Them

Much research has demonstrated that touching a person can increase their compliance to complete a wide variety of requests, and this may extend to the world of flirtation. Dr found that when a young male confederate in a nightclub asked young women to dance with him, his request was more likely to be followed if he touched the forearm of the woman for 1 or 2 seconds.  This may be because tactile contact is associated with dominance, as later when the women were asked to complete a survey, a high score of dominance was associated with tactile contact.

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