It's International Flirting Week! Master the skills and grab yourself a date

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Flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith, shows us the ropes...

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Today marks the start of International Flirting Week (13-19 February) and we're celebrating the occasion with a whole host of flirting statistics, tips and advice from Zoosk.co.uk and flirting expert and social anthropologist, Jean Smith.

86% of Brits believe flirting can lead to a long-term relationship, so now is the time to hone your technique. Every day over the course of the week we will be revealing another flirting fact, so keep checking back.

Flirting tip of the day: Make a good first impression

Smiles are easy to give, powerful to receive and offer a firm indication of flirting. Not only do men look for a pearly white smile as an indicator of attractiveness but the action of smiling also releases oxytocin in the brain, which promoted feelings of happiness.

Studies have shown that it only takes a few seconds to make a first impression. When you meet someone for the first time they will pick up clues about you, either consciously or subconsciously, from your body language, speech, looks and eye contact.

Realistically, they can only know what you tell them, so project yourself in a way you'd like to be perceived and reveal your best assets rather than any negative traits you might be harbouring.

What are your go-to flirting moves? Leave a comment below to be in with a chance of winning a £100 goodie bag.

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Zoosk.co.uk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month.
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