Flirting typically entails speaking and behaving in a way that suggests a mildly larger intimacy. Than the parties’ real connection would justify. While remaining within the bounds of social etiquette in the current climate. Which generally prohibits a frank statement of sexual attraction.

This can be accomplished by conveying a feeling of sarcasm or humour. It’s possible to utilise double entendres (when one meaning is more formally suitable and the other is more suggestive). Body language includes hair flicking, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, proximity, and other gestures.

Flirting can be done in a subtle, bashful, or playful manner. Interest-related vocal communication can comprise, for example,

1 Changes in vocal tone (pace, volume, and intonation).

2 Challenges (teasing, inquiries, qualifying, and faked disinterest) that can be used to build tension and evaluate intent and congruency.

3 Admiration, which includes offers, approval, and tact, as well as knowledge and demonstrations of poise, self-assurance, smart and trendy appearance, and a dominant demeanour.

Due to the differences in social etiquette, such as how close people should stand (proxemics). How long to hold eye contact. How much touching is permissible, and so on. Flirting behaviour varies among countries. Some behaviours however, may be more ubiquitous.

For example, Women in Africa and North America, exhibit similar flirting behaviour such as a prolonged stare, followed by a careless break of gaze and a small smile.