The men who flirt with singles tend to be in their 20s and 30s, while the women who flirt with singles can be in the 60s and 70s, according to new research from the University of Minnesota and the National Institutes of Health.
The results of the research, which looked at the number of times people flirted in online dating apps, dating sites and social media, were published Thursday in the journal Science.
Men who flirts more often, and flirts with more women, are more likely to have a girlfriend or significant other, and they tend to live in the suburbs, according a summary of the study.
Women flirting less often, while women flirting with more men are less likely to be single.
The researchers also said that women who were flirting more frequently also tended to be younger and less likely be married.
This is consistent with previous research, said lead author Andrew R. Johnson, an assistant professor of psychology at the University at Buffalo.
“What’s interesting is that the relationships we see with women are the ones that look very different from the relationships that we see between men and women,” Johnson said.
“If you look at the women that flirted more often and flirted less frequently, there were some other variables we looked at that correlated with those relationships that they had.”
The study also found that flirting is correlated with increased levels of positive emotions and feelings of social connection.
In particular, it found that women’s flirting was associated with higher levels of happiness, well-being and social connection, as well as higher levels, overall, of neuroticism, irritability and depression.
The study’s findings are important because they shed light on the nature of the connection between men who flirt and women.
The findings suggest that flirts, as a behavior, are not solely the result of having a relationship, and that the experience of flirting can be valuable for building relationships, Johnson said in a news release.
The finding that fliers flirted as a way to feel close to people was surprising, Johnson added.
“We know from psychology that social interactions are very important for getting closer to other people.
We know from research that people who flirt more tend to get more social contact and that this connection can be maintained in social contexts,” he said.
For example, a study published last year in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that when participants viewed a photograph of an attractive woman in a bikini and an attractive man in a tuxedo, the tuxedos had more positive emotions.
The positive emotions were related to their ability to feel connected to the woman and the man in the photograph, Johnson explained.
The more they flirted, the more connected they were to the women in the picture.
A study published earlier this year in Archives of Sexual Behavior also found a link between flirting and feelings like closeness and social connectedness.
The research, published in March, found that men who engaged in more flirting were more likely than men who didn’t flirt to report that their flirting had an effect on how they felt about relationships.
The new study is one of the first studies to examine how flirting affects the quality of relationships and feelings between men, Johnson and his co-authors wrote in the study’s press release.
They also note that the results do not prove that flicking at dating sites is harmful to a relationship or that flairs are harmful to relationships overall.
The data from this study may be useful in determining the extent to which a person’s dating profile and interactions can affect their likelihood of finding a long-term partner, the authors write.
“It’s important to note that this study is a correlational study, which means it is correlational, not causative,” Johnson noted in the news release about the study, “but we believe that the findings are meaningful.”
He added that he and his colleagues are continuing to research how flairs impact relationships.
“In particular, we’re interested in what is the role of relationship quality and how flirts may influence relationships and the relationship quality of romantic partners,” Johnson concluded.