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Flirting: What happens to your body

05 August 2014, 11:08

Abuja – Ever wondered why you trip over your feet a little and talk like a stammering fool every time that cute neighbour waves at you? Women’s Health explains why.

Hip to the signals

Research has shown that men are more attracted to women with a certain hip-to-waist ratio. So when you subconsciously stick out your hip while talking to him, you’re showing off your suitability to have a child with said Mr. Right. He’ll easily fall for it if you’re in that sweet spot where your waist is between 60 or 70 percent of your hips’ circumference.

Also read: Sex position for Monday

Use your head

When you’re flirting, your brain produces the feel-good hormone dopamine. You feel on top of the world. And if they feel the same, on top of each other.

Also read: 3 new sexy things to try tonight

But really, use it

Slowly, your neocortex takes back some control over your raging lust and future visions by helping you assess if the person you’re obsessing over is really worth the effort. Do you want to put up with their kids from previous marriages? Is the distance too much? Will you tolerate the sweatpants?

Read more at Women’s Health.

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