Dating Expert Rates Our Flirting Tactics

Maybe flirting isn’t as natural of an instinct as we all thought it was. While some of us can be Rico Suave and others are forced to resemble Steve Urkel’s female counterpart, one thing remains the same–our flirtatious radar is turned off and we took the batteries out.

Hey, hey, don’t beat yourself up, you’re not the only one. According to a study out of the University of Kansas, only 36 percent of men and 18 percent of women could tell when they were being hit on (clearly “Oye mami” hasn’t been screamed at them lately). Researcher, Jeffrey Hall claims in Accurately Detecting Flirting, “If you think someone is not interested in you, you are probably right, they are not interested…but if someone is, you probably missed it.”

Dating and relationship expert and author of “It’s Ok to Sleep with Him on the First Date,” Andrea Syrtash gives us some tips on detecting the difference between just friends, a flirt (and sometimes a tease) within the AM Tonight crew. Can Alicia detect which co-workers are flirting and which ones are not? Take the challenge for yourself, you just may be surprised!

Credit: Cleo Stiller, Ignacio Torres, Sanah Faroke

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Alicia Menendez takes on the big three—sex, money and power—with thoughtful commentary, intimate interviews, and conversations with young voices across the country.

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