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.
The motivations attributed to flirting behaviors by men and women in typical flirting interactions are explored.
Gender differences emerge for several flirting motivations (i.e., sex, relational, and fun).
Men tend to view flirting as more sexual than women do, and women attribute more relational and fun motivations to flirting interactions than do men.
No gender differences emerge for esteem, exploring, or instrumental motivations.
The discussion focuses on how miscommunication may occur during flirting interactions.
In This Article It's well known that good communication is the foundation of any successful relationship, be it personal or professional.
It's important to recognize, though, that it's our nonverbal communication—our facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, posture, and tone of voice—that speak the loudest.
The ability to understand and use nonverbal communication, or body language, is a powerful tool that can help you connect with others, express what you really mean, and build better relationships.
When we interact with others, we continuously give and receive wordless signals.