Age related flirting dating behaviors and promiscuity
Flirting may be done in a under-exaggerated, shy or frivolous style.Vocal communication of interest can include, for example, Flirting behavior varies across cultures due to different modes of social etiquette, such as how closely people should stand (proxemics), how long to hold eye contact, how much touching is appropriate and so forth. For example, ethologist Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt found that in places as different as Africa and North America, women exhibit similar flirting behavior, such as a prolonged stare followed by a head tilt away with a little smile, as seen in the accompanying image associated with a Hollywood film. The Oxford English Dictionary (first edition) associates it with such onomatopoeic words as flit and flick, emphasizing a lack of seriousness; on the other hand, it has been attributed to the old French conter fleurette, which means "to (try to) seduce" by the dropping of flower petals, that is, "to speak sweet nothings".In this sense, flirting plays a role in the mate-selection process.The person flirting will send out signals of sexual availability to another, and expects to see the interest returned in order to continue flirting.While old-fashioned, this expression is still used in French, often mockingly, but the English gallicism to flirt has made its way and has now become an anglicism.The French word fleurette (small flower), and the language of old south France word flouretas (from the Latin flora(for flower)), are related to some little says where flowers are both at the same time a pretext and the comparison terms.
Many studies have confirmed that sex is a driving motivation for flirting behaviours.
The fan was extensively used as a means of communication and therefore a way of flirting from the 16th century onwards in some European societies, especially England and Spain.
A whole sign language was developed with the use of the fan, and even etiquette books and magazines were published.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.” — NIV “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing[d] has come, and the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land.
There also appears to be gender differences in flirting motivations.