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Monday, April 13, 2015

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Science Says You Have No Idea When Someone Is Flirting with You - Cosmopolitan 

You think you’ve got some serious game but whenever you try to chat someone up, you have no idea if they’re into it or not. It’s a struggle we all face – according to science, you’re definitely not alone.

New research from the University of Kansas shows we all pretty much suck at knowing when people are flirting with us.  Jeffrey Hall, a professor at the university and author of The Five Flirting Styles (physical, polite, playful, sincere and traditional – in case you were wondering) says, ‘If you think someone is not interested in you, you are probably right, they’re not interested. But if someone is, you probably missed it.’

To conduct his study, Hall brought in 52 pairs of single, heterosexual men and women. Each couple spoke for 10 minutes, then had to fill out questionnaires about their impressions of their partners. Turns out people were great at knowing when their partners were not flirting – but when it came to detecting whether they were flirting, men got it right about 36% of the time, and women about 18%. 

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