Scientists reveal top traits to master the ‘art of flirting’


If you’ve ever wondered if there is an art to flirting them some researchers have news for you.

Two scientists claim to have found 47 traits “which turn flirting effective.”

They then classified these traits into nine factors, which people looking for love may find useful.

They also found that women tended to rate a gentle approach highly, while men found good looks more effective in getting them interested.

The recently published study is called ‘The art of flirting: What are the traits that make it effective?’.

The researchers explained: “In Study 1 we used open-ended questionnaires in a sample of 487 Greek-speaking participants, and identified 47 traits that make flirting effective.

“In Study 2, we asked 808 Greek-speaking participants to rate how effective each trait would be on them.

“Using principal components analysis, we classified these traits into nine broader factors.

“Having a good non-verbal behavior, being intelligent and having a gentle approach, were rated as the most important factors.”

The researchers also found that the older a participant was, the more effective they found a “gentle approach” to flirting.

Being respectful, confident and charming all made the ‘successful flirting’ list and that should come as no surprise.

However, having unusual hobbies was also said to make people seem more appealing.

If you want to see all 47 traits then check out the list below:

Here’s the traits the researchers labelled as successful


  1. Humour
  2. Intelligence
  3. Good looks
  4. Politeness
  5. Honesty
  6. Intense interest in me
  7. Good with words
  8. Persistence
  9. Respect
  10. Good character
  11. Self-confidence
  12. Originality
  13. Nice smile
  14. Way of approach
  15. Easygoingness
  16. Common characteristics
  17. Courage
  18. Discreteness
  19. Interesting personality
  20. Charm
  21. Common interests
  22. Education
  23. Tenderness
  24. Pleasantness
  25. Spontaneity
  26. Directness
  27. Intense gaze
  28. Kindness
  29. Mystery
  30. Comfortable with his/her spending
  31. Nice compliments
  32. Patience
  33. Romance
  34. Sweetness
  35. Boldness
  36. Determination
  37. Directness
  38. Good dressing
  39. Interest to learn things about me
  40. Positivity
  41. The way he/she looks at me
  42. Cheerfulness
  43. Maturity
  44. Nice smell
  45. Seriousness
  46. She/he is not moving fast
  47. Unusual hobbies


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