For the benefit of those dancers who ain't getting no action (dancing action, I mean, get your mind out of the gutter), I'm starting this topic on flirting, how and why. To get the ball rolling, flirting is that set of behaviors by which we signal to someone that we are interested in them, ah, romantically. It doesn't necessarily mean that we are hitting on the other person. Often it's just a social lubricant that makes the other person feel a bit better about themselves, and be more favorably disposed towards you, even if there are definitely no "favors" in your future. How do we learn to do it? We start small. I will leave it to the ladies to talk about how they might flirt, and how they receive men's flirting. For a man talking to a lady, you start off by noticing things, commenting on them, and complementing her. It's relatively safe, but don't over do it. Find one or two things to complement her on, give evidence that you have been paying attention to her.