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Flirting

  • By: Jess K. Alberts
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

What do peacocks displaying their plumes, strutting chimpanzees, and smiling women in bars have in common? Chances are they are engaged in flirting. Birds, nonhuman animals, and humans all engage in behavior designed to attract potential mates. These primarily nonverbal behaviors ...

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