Common flirting pitfalls

Flirting has four common pitfalls that most of us have fallen into at one time or another:

✓ Picking the wrong person to flirt with. The key to flirting success is flirting with someone who's available. Too many people make the mistake of flirting with someone without first looking for clues that they'll be receptive to the attention.

✓ Not knowing how to make the approach. Dithering and procrastination kick in because you're not sure how to make an approach or what to say. Always approaching from the front and learning to use general conversation cues are the simple fixes for this problem.

✓ Worrying that something awful will happen. Fearing rejection is quite natural, but you can learn to overcome this fear, which in turn eradicates irrational fears of something awful happening.

✓ Not being able to accurately read the signals you receive.

How can you respond appropriately if you misinterpret the signals coming your way? Actually, you can't. Misreading signals is one of the main reasons flirtations go awry. You can solve this problem by learning how to read body language.

Men have between 10 and 20 times more testosterone than women and as a result tend to view things in terms of sex. Research shows that men find it difficult to interpret subtle signs and nuances and can often mistake friendliness for sexual availability.

Continue reading here: Getting in Tune with Body Language

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