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Theresa Martin

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Dating and flirtation are activities that can be complex and uncertain. Flirtation can be defined as communication with the intent of initiating sexual or romantic relations with another person; this can also be called courtship initiation. Scales have been developed to categorize flirtation into several different groups of styles. The purpose of this study was to determine if male participants were more likely to have a more physical flirtation style, and use this along with more aggressive tactics in scenarios where they would be seeking a flirtatious interaction; additionally, this study investigated if there were potential differences between heterosexual and non-heterosexual groups for self-reported traditional flirtation style. Participants included students from Eastern Washington University who filled out a survey through the university's SONA system. This data was then analyzed to determine flirtation styles individually as well as in comparison between groups such as gender and sexual orientation.

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