Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Flirting: Opportunities and Constraints


  1. Brenda Hernandez

    Title: "Flirting With Meaning: An Examination of
    Miscommunication in Flirting Interactions"

    Author:David Dryden Henningsen

    Summary: This article is a study done to explore different types of flirting motivations. For example, fun motivation, sexual motivation or esteem motivation. The results were compared between men and women, and men tend to take flirtation as a sign of a sexual act. While women tend to flirt for fun or to increase intimacy in their relationship.

    Link: http://www.springerlink.com/content/l0111240108718pv/fulltext.pdf

  2. Ana Tamayo

    Title: "Flirting vs. True Attraction"
    by: Kristen Armstrong

    Summary: The article talks about how to detect the difference between someone who is actually interested or just playing around so that awkwardness can be avoided. Sub topics include: "Level of Attention", "Exclusivity", "Intensity", "Eye Contact", "Duration", "Intimacy" and "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not".

    Link: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,582852,00.html

  3. Mercedes Martin

    Title: "The Science of Romance: Why We Flirt"
    By: Belinda Luscombe

    Summary: This article talks about what types of people flirt and why they flirt. According to this article mainly singles and married people engage in flirting. Flirting can occur unintentionally because of biological reasons, culture, or because it is a comfortable way to interact socially. Flirting can also be intentional and this is usually noticeable when flirting transitions from body language to verbal actions. However, what sets committed people apart from singles is that committed people flirt out of curiosity and a way to make them feel more alive without hurting the happiness of anyone they love.

    Link: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1704684-1,00.html

  4. Joannamil “Joanna” Martinez

    Title: Cyber-Flirting: An Examination of Men’s and Women’s Flirting Behavior Both Offline and on the Internet
    Author: Monica T. Whitty

    Summary: This articles examines two things: online vs traditional flirty and the gender differences within these spaces. Since the start of the 21st century, flirting has taken a new route through the internet via chatrooms and online dating sites. Now, men and women are able to flirt online through forms of acronyms, emoticons, speech/laughter, and through the description of the text. Whitty argues that although the way we flirt have changed, gender role have not. Both in the past and recently, men seek physical attractiveness and women seek financial security online and offline.

    Link: http://www.atypon-link.com/AAP/doi/abs/10.1375/bech.

  5. Lauren Valdespino

    Title: A little flirting goes a long way.
    By: Hooper, Rowan.

    Summary: The article reports on a study conducted by researchers at the University of Bristol, which indicated that women are attracted to flirtatious men. Psychologist Andrew Clark, who presented the findings at a conference on animal behavior, is quoted discussing the implications of the study. Information on the protocol used, which involved wireframe animation of the faces of 28 men, is provided.

    Link: http://web.ebscohost.com.proxy.library.ucsb.edu:2048/ehost/detail?vid=2&hid=106&sid=d53c5b51-9cca-4f10-90c7-39d90ea8bfb3%40sessionmgr112&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=a9h&AN=27032503

  6. Omar Fuentes

    Title: "The Player: The Science of Flirting"
    By: The Player

    Summary: This article talks about how flirting works in social interactions. It talks about how body language, rather than verbal techniques, is the single most important aspect of flirting. It talks about the physical aspects of flirting, how we physically find each other attractive.


  7. Title: “Why We Flirt: The Science of Sex”

    Author: Brie Cadman

    Summary: The article describes body language as an expression of what we are feeling or thinking which is an important component of flirting. Flirting helps animals and humans find mates easier and faster. The article describes flirting as a way to display our genes, mating potential and interests. Little actions such as stance, eye movement, or even certain gestures with hands indicate that a person is interested and flirting. Both sexes take part in flirting and people are drawn to people who are similar to them. Flirting is something that can cause curiosity of what might happen but can also leave opportunities open with no harm done.

    Link: http://www.divinecaroline.com/22081/44393-flirt-science-sex

  8. Brittany Eason

    Title: Guide to Flirting

    Author: SIRC

    Summary: The article discusses why we flirt, how we flirt, and various situations within our social lives that involve and anticipate flirting. "Flirting is much more than just a bit of fun: it is a universal and essential aspect of human interaction. Anthropological research shows that flirting is to be found, in some form, in all cultures and societies around the world."

    Link: http://www.sirc.org/publik/flirt.html
    * See Adobe Download at end of article

  9. Marisa Goena

    Title: Flirting Moves No Guy Can Resist

    Source: Cosmopolitan Magazine

    Summary: A list of tips, rules and facts from one of the US's most popular women's magazines. This article focusses on "arming women with seduce-him-silly ammo that's guaranteed to blow a man's mind — anytime, anyplace".

    Link: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/dating-advice/flirting-moves

  10. Jessica Lin

    Title: When Does Flirting Become Cheating?

    Source: CBS Interactive Business Network.. their articles section

    Summary: An article from Jet, a 'weekly magazine about black life and activity around the world', that explores the various definitions and motivations for flirting.

    Link: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_17_99/ai_73064303/

  11. Thomas DeGolia

    Title: Friendly? Flirting? Wrong

    By: Liana B. Koeppel, Yvette Montagne-Miller, Dan O'hair, Michael J. Cody

    Summary: This a book about the different motivations and perceptions males and females have about flirting; friendly, seductive, etc. And how these can lead to big problems; rape, etc.

    Link: http://books.google.com/books?id=aaD9iVgxpE4C&lpg=PA13&ots=sH8bb17MxA&dq=articles%20on%20flirting&lr&pg=PA14#v=onepage&q=articles%20on%20flirting&f=false

  12. Mallory Haley

    Title: Cheating versus Flirting
    By: Darrell Victor

    Summary: This article discusses the different definitions of flirting and how these different definitions can lead to different beliefs about whether or not flirting is considered cheating. It outlines different levels of flirting, such as high intensity flirting and low intensity flirting.

    Link: http://ezinearticles.com/?Cheating-Versus-Flirting---An-Overview&id=3537654

  13. Mallory Haley

    Title: Cheating versus Flirting
    By: Darrell Victor

    Summary: This article discusses the different definitions of flirting and how these different definitions can lead to different beliefs about whether or not flirting is considered cheating. It outlines different levels of flirting, such as high intensity flirting and low intensity flirting.

    Link: http://ezinearticles.com/?Cheating-Versus-Flirting---An-Overview&id=3537654

  14. Katherine Aguilar

    Title:Smiling, Deferring, and Flirting
    Author:Elaine J. Hall

    Summary: This article touches on the topics of gender dynamics in the workplace in particular in the restaurant business. In providing customer service, waiters and waitresses have to follow certain things in order to give adequate customer service: smiling,being a servant,and flirting. The act of flirting is used on the opposite sex to also provide good customer service where it is considered to be part of the job.

    Link: http://ucelinks.cdlib.org:8888/sfx_local?genre=article&issn=07308884&title=Work+%26+Occupations&volume=20&issue=4&date=19931101&atitle=Smiling%2c+Deferring%2c+and+Flirting.&spage=452&sid=EBSCO:a9h&pid=

  15. Ismaal Gaspar

    Title: "Five styles of flirting, researchers say"
    By: Carey Gillam

    Depending on the style of your flirt, it will ultimately be the determined factor of the type of relationship you get in.


  16. Katherine Aguilar

    Title:Smiling, Deferring, and Flirting.

    Author: Elaine J. Hall

    Summary: Article discusses the work of waitresses and the use of smiling, acting like a servant, and flirtation are used to give "good service". Also discusses the gender roles play a big part in this service.


  17. Article: The first amendment implications of Sexting in Public Schools
    Author: Robert H. Wood

    This article describes the rise of sexting which is a negative aspect of flirting and how their picture can end up in the internet for child pornographers to see.It also arises the question of whether child pornography charges can be applied to minors who reproduce these images.


    Luvina Ruiz

  18. Whatever you do, don't interrupt unless it's to ask questions or ask him to explain further. If you want to know how to impress a guy in conversations, then learn to wait for your turn. Even if you have a great story to tell, keep it for now. You'll get your chance later.