Flirting

I Fell in Love at a Wedding

Chris Rooney | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The wedding took place on a country estate. The bride's family were rich and had hired what looked like a Norman stronghold. It was summer and we were gathered on the lawn. Dinner and afternoon drinks were followed by aimless socialising. I asked lots of people what they did, and talked about how lovely the bride looked.

I Used a Training Course as an Opportunity to Flirt

Chris Rooney | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

When I think of the good people at work, I think of my colleague Jess. I would say she has saved me. Not in a Coldplay way - it is more practical than that. She has saved me from boredom. The banking sector is no fun unless you have collaborators, indeed, you cannot make it alone.

5 Reasons No Woman Is 'Out of Your League'

Liz Marie | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

If you're a single guy, chances are you've met a woman and thought to yourself "I really like her, but she's out of my league" and therefore took yourself out of the game before giving her a chance to reject you...or not.

Paddy Power Live Tweets Man's Doomed Attempt To Woo Girl

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK

Over the weekend, the early stages of what promised to be a glorious love affair was played out in front of thousands of people on Twitter. Only it...

The Worst Haircut in London

Chris Rooney | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I asked for a trim before commencing the obligatory small talk. I had spoken to this hairdresser on many occasions. I always hoped that she would remember me so that we could have some form of ongoing discourse. Naturally, I was too unremarkable for that so on each visit we started anew.

Unwanted Male Attention: Flattering, or a Feminist Issue?

Rachel Hosie | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Hosie

You could also say I shouldn't really complain about the way I was spoken to yet still accept the discounted curry. Although he said it was because I was a new customer, I find it hard to believe he'd have been so generous was I an old man. I may be wrong, but I doubt it.

The Blurry Line Between Flirting and Harassment

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Rightly of wrongly, in the endless dance we call flirting, the man is often the proactive agent. So, he is far more likely to act in an unwanted manner if he miss-reads or miss-interprets the body language / situation. If every time a mislead sexual advance is rebuffed, we call it harassment, then men start to feel victimised.

Guys, That Flirty Straight Man Is Only Interested in One Thing - It's Not You

The Guyliner | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

As more boys move away from a fear of gay men toward a mild curiosity, it is all too easy to misinterpret it and get carried away. You mustn't get ahead of yourself. And if it's annoying, tell them so. But first let's meet these young bucks with all this attention to lavish and eyes so wide.

Repelling a Woman at a Networking Event

Chris Rooney | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

The room was crowded with people in variations of our attire, many of the males had longish hair parted towards the middle, several had their shirt sleeves half rolled up - there was something of the '90s Richard Madeley about these men, affable and moderately successful, but crushingly dull.

Valentine Blues? Here's Why You Might Be Single!

Becky Walsh | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

If you're single and fed up with it, finding love can feel impossible. Often it's a combination of the psychological and the practical that stops us from finding love. So take a breath, and if you're ready, let's take a look at what you might need to change and do... to make it happen for you.

Eight Rules for Dating in 2014

Jean Smith | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

While researching for my book, The Flirt Interpreter, I interviewed 100 men in four different international, Western cities. I asked them if they would like it if a woman approached them and asked them out. The answer was a resounding 'yes!' on both counts. Followed by 'as long as it's not done too aggressively'.

If Your New Year's Resolution Is to Find a Date, Don't Do Online Dating

Jean Smith | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

Flirtology isn't just about catching a fish; it's about teaching you how to fish for life. And believe me, there truly are plenty of fish in the vast ocean of dating.

10 Tips to Find Love This Christmas: Stand Up if You Want a Date

Jean Smith | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

Christmas. A time for living, a time for believing. So sang the perennially single Sir Cliff. But what if we want to get a date? Getting out there, turning up at all the Christmas parties you can and working that room with the right body language is what you should be doing.

Ladies, It's Time to Pick Him Up...

Renee Cutaia Olson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Renee Cutaia Olson

We're not suggesting you disregard the laws of attraction entirely - allowing him to make the first move can be exciting - what we are trying to suggest is don't be limited by cultural gender myths that it's the man's prerogative.

The Vital Importance of Being Funny While Flirting: New Research Reveals the Optimal Attractiveness Strategy

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Raj Persaud

Studies also suggest that being physically attractive means you are found more funny. In other words, you could think you're being attracted to someone because they make you laugh, when in fact - it's the fact you fancy them - which is getting you to giggle.

A Brief Encounter With the Guy You Will Always Find in the Kitchen at Parties

The Guyliner | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

I slink over to the kitchen and scour the worktops for a tipple. I settle on a big bottle of Plymouth gin and glug as much as decency will allow into the nearest clean glass, before peeking around the kitchen, like a meerkat, on the search for tonic. I soon see a bottle, which is attached to the hand of God, or his nearest approximation on Earth.

A Three-Month Flirtation With a Stranger on a Train

The Guyliner | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Commuting is a dull, necessary evil only a few of us can avoid. Usually, I work from home, the full journey from bed to office via bathroom taking around 90 seconds. But, on landing myself a new contract in a suburb of London, I am to rejoin the rat race I'd so fondly missed.

Do Singles Events Make You Feel More Single?

Sarah Bridge | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Bridge

From never minding being single at all, the fact that I was spending most of my time at singles events made me feel permanently, terminally single. The more singles events I went to... the more I felt as if I was getting further and further away from actually meeting someone.

Dating: Remembering the Fun in Flirt

Gavin Roach | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gavin Roach

About three months ago my friend and I decided that we were going to delete our online dating apps - I had two and he was using four...

Tantric Flirting: Slow It Down

Dr. Vena Ramphal | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Vena Ramphal

Its easy to be overwhelmed by the energy of sexual attraction. Attractive energy bubbles up and escalates. Everything quickens. The pulse quickens; the breath can shorten - we tend not even to notice that this happens.

Flirting In Class

Dennis Hayes | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Dennis Hayes

The email began, 'It's outrageous the way you flirt in class!' and listed, in great detail, my looks, smiles, body language, and the witticisms, comments and the 'lingering' attention I had given to various members of a largely female group of post-graduate students.

Four Play

Nicola Six | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

After an unfortunate encounter with a young French boy, I had sworn to myself I would garner some 'me time' and step away from the fray. So I am wondering quite how I seem to have the grand total of four young men, of varying degrees of eligibility, all vying to arrive down my chimney this Christmas.

The Menn Diagram

Nicola Six | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Six

I felt a weight lifting from my lightly padded shoulders. It dawned on me: he really just wants to be FRIENDS.