A new article in the Wall Street Journal views the New Rules of Flirting through a scientific lens. Apparently, there are six reason people flirt: to boost their self-esteem, to reinforce a relationship, to gauge interest, to find a partner, to get what they want, and sometimes, simply to have fun.
According to the piece,
“Scientists say flirting developed to further the human race, by helping males to find a mate and females to evaluate a potential partner and his commitment before moving forward.”
Flirting is crucial in romance novels; which books have the most skillful flirts?