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View Poll Results: Why do women flirt with men
To show general interest. 23 36.51%
For no reason at all. 28 44.44%
To show an interest in having sex with a man. 2 3.17%
To show a possible romantic interest. 10 15.87%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

Old 02-27-2008, 07:36 AM
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Women flirt, thats much is clear but do guys have in mind that they are flirting to show that they are interested in intimate sexual relations with them?

Personally I am sure that SOME women flirt just for that reason but I think its MORE likely that women flirt to show a general interest in a man, to let him know they find him attractive.

I have spoken with some men who honestly feel its a womans way of asking for sex.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:39 AM
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I voted the first one.....

In my case it's because I'm hot and they want me though...... Right???

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Old 02-27-2008, 07:42 AM
Location: Houston, Texas
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I cant agree. Women flirt because they can and because it is fun. I believe it is rare that they are flirting to show they are interested in sex. Women do not have to flirt or make any suggestion that they are interested whether it be a physical suggestion or verbal. They only have to sit there and look at the floor. The non shy man will try and start the conversation. And of course in most cases, be rudely rejected like they have no feelings.
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Old 02-27-2008, 07:46 AM
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i have experienced a woman who flirted with me, so much so i thought she wanted a relationship. she was asking me "where do you see yourself in 3 yrs? what makes you different from all the other men?" we talked for 3 hrs or so, she smiled and looked me over and all that, and she gave me her number and wanted mine. i was 85% interested, only to find out about 3 days later, she already has someone.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:00 AM
Location: Colorado
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I think some women (and men) flirt to satisfy there own insecurities. For some, it helps you to feel better about yourself if you are getting attention from the opposite sex - even if it as the expense of the other person.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:33 AM
Location: Lexington, MA
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I think some women flirt just to boost their own self confidence by seeing if the flirtations get returned, but with no serious intention of it going any further than that.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:37 AM
Location: southern california
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usually a safe bet if they show a strong interest, they are an axe murderer.
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:43 AM
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I think it's just a reflex. I voted (b).
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:50 AM
Location: Blankity-blank!
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Originally Posted by Bunky39 View Post
usually a safe bet if they show a strong interest, they are an axe murderer.
Wow, then losing your head over a flirting woman can be taken literally.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:24 AM
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Depends on the flirting. If she's just making eye contact and joking, then it's one thing. If she's reaching over and touching you in a lingering manner, then it's something else entirely.

To be honest, I work in a profession that's mostly women. 95% of the women who have flirted with me (and it happens a lot) just do it for fun. But there are a few who are pretty aggressive about it and cross the line. I'm talking kissing, groping, hand holding, and being invited to their place to discuss a project in a more comfortable setting. I mean it happens a LOT. Like riding down the elevator with a colleague who decides to hold my hand and caress it. Or another colleague who lays one on me when I walk her to her car. The list goes on and on.

I don't think I encourage it, but one of my female colleagues told me that I'm a guy women like to be around. I never think of myself as an Adonis, but I've been told that I'm the subject of frequent discussion over drinks on girls night. Mind you, I'm a married man and I like it that way. But every time this happens to me, I duly report the encounter to my wife, who thankfully is a non-jealous type. She says, if there's flirting, there's almost always a subtext. As Maria says, women don't flirt with ugly men.
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