Flirting with Meaning: An Examination of Miscommunication in Flirting Interactions

@article{Henningsen2004FlirtingWM,
  title={Flirting with Meaning: An Examination of Miscommunication in Flirting Interactions},
  author={David Dryden Henningsen},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={2004},
  volume={50},
  pages={481-489}
}
Men tend to view women's behaviors as more sexual than do women in cross-sex interactions (e.g., Abbey, 1982). This difference may result because men view specific behaviors as sexually motivated, whereas women attribute a different motivation to the behaviors. It is proposed that people flirt for a variety of different reasons including the desire to increase sexual interaction. Six flirting motivations derived from the literature are considered in this study: sex, fun, exploring, relational… 

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