"If we know more about what we do, and the likely outcomes of each style, then it may give us insight into why we end up where we do.It might help people emphasize different parts of their style to change their approach to romance," he said, adding that most people are a mix of flirting styles with one type being dominant.Whether your flirting style is playful or more traditional says a lot about your personality and could even help snag a date or get through a tough patch in a relationship, suggests a new study.The research revealed five flirting styles people use when communicating with romantic others – playful, traditional, physical, sincere and polite.Sincere flirts, who like to create emotional connections and communicate a genuine interest in another, tended to agree with statements like: "I really enjoy learning about another person's interests," and "making a real connection with others can be exciting." Flirting and relationship experiences As might be expected, women scoring high on traditional flirtation were less likely to say they approached possible mates and more likely to mistakenly think someone was flirting with them.
For instance, individuals who strongly agreed with statements such as "men should pursue women, not the other way around" and "men should make the first move" are more likely than others to be traditional flirts.
Playful flirts, on the other hand, would be most likely to agree with statements such as "flirting is just for fun, people don't need to be so serious" and "flirting can be harmless fun." A polite flirt would be more likely than others to strongly agree with statements such as "people should be cautious when letting someone know they are interested" and "there are rules about how men and women should conduct themselves." Personality tests suggested physical and playful flirts were more likely to be extroverts than others, while traditional types leaned toward neuroticism.