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Army Suspends General for Flirting With Soldier's Wife

'How often does your devil vixen come out?' he asked on Facebook

(Newser) - The Army has suspended the head of its forces in Africa after he was caught flirting with the wife of an enlisted soldier in private Facebook messages, USA Today reports. "I knew u were worth worshiping!" Maj. Gen. Joseph Harrington writes in one message. "How often does... More »

Alternate Juror: I Wasn't Flirting With Edwards

Denise Speight calls accusations hilarious

(Newser) - An alternate juror in the John Edwards case wasn't flirting with the former candidate, she says, despite accusations to the contrary . The ABC News report citing "giggling" and "blushing" was "just the most funny thing I'd ever heard," Denise Speight said today on Good ... More »

Flirting Tips From The Natural World

How animals get physical and emit good scents

(Newser) - Trying to attract a beautiful, hunky, or otherwise desirable biped? Zoologists and anthropologists at the Natural History Museum in London have a few tips drawn from the natural world, the Telegraph reports:
  • Make Men Work. Male bower birds build nests. Birds of paradise stage flamboyant courtship displays. So let men
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Flirting on Facebook Counts as Foreplay

Men, women say social networking leads to bedroom more quickly

(Newser) - Looking for a way to minimize the time you spend trying to convince someone to hop in the sack? It turns out Facebook is the answer—in a sex survey from Shape and Men's Fitness magazines, 58% of men said flirting over Facebook and other social media helps them get... More »

Behold: The 'Holy Grail of Flirting'

Gentlemen of the Internet: Compliment her lips

(Newser) - Because even if it is a pseudo-study designed solely as a PR boost, it's tough to ignore this claim: "We have found the Holy Grail of flirting." So says dating site Badoo, which crowns the single best Internet pickup line: "You have beautiful lips." That's the... More »

Flirty Models Roped Guys Into $4K Bone Marrow Test

Thousands unwittingly signed up for pricey DNA test

(Newser) - How do you get a guy to sign up to be a potential bone marrow donor? Simple: Hire models to canvas malls in high heels, short skirts, and lab coats—and don’t mention that after they take a swab of his DNA, his insurance will be billed up to... More »

Tilting Head Boosts Your Attractiveness

Women should try to look shorter, men taller

(Newser) - How attractive you look might have a lot to do with how you tilt your head. According to a new study, women appear more comely if they tilt their faces forward so that they have to look slightly upward, while men earn higher marks if they lean their heads back... More »

Want Long-Term Love? Don't Be a Playful Flirt

'Polite' flirting leads to serious relationships, says study

(Newser) - “Polite and sincere” flirting: Doesn’t sound all that fun, but that’s the technique you should use if you want to attract a long-term partner. “Playful and physical” flirtation, on the other hand, will lead to shorter, more casual relationships, according to a new study based on... More »

Woman Regrets Flirting With Obama

'I was just trying to be funny'

(Newser) - Luann Haley didn't mean any harm when she paraphrased Toby Keith and told President Obama he's “a hottie with a smoking little body.” But for some reason the remark, blurted out during Obama's stop at a Buffalo wing joint yesterday, has become a news story, reported in the... More »

Flirting Makes Men Feel Better

Hanging out with pretty women boosts testosterone level

(Newser) - Forget the bromance: Hanging out with attractive women makes men feel better than they do around other men, a new study finds. Just being around the fairer sex boosts men’s levels of testosterone and cortisol, hormones that improve alertness and well-being. In the trials, just five minutes around attractive... More »

Fall-Back Job for Japanese Women: Flirting

Recession sends women into night clubs to sexily serve drinks

(Newser) - Jobs are scarce in Japan, so women are turning to a once-shunned profession: “hostessing.” They’re paid handsomely to serve drinks to, and, more importantly, lavish attention on, the patrons of gentlemen’s clubs, the New York Times reports. A good flirt can easily earn $100,000 a... More »

Catholic Church Scolds Playboy Berlusconi

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi’s penchant for flirting isn’t just annoying his wife—it bothers the Vatican, too. In an editorial, church officials warned Italy’s prime minister to adopt a more “sober and somber” lifestyle, the Telegraph reports. The front-page piece in the church's official newspaper decried his “... More »

Flirty Berlusconi's Wife to Divorce Him

Has previously attacked his philandering

(Newser) - Reports of Silvio Berlusconi attending an 18-year-old woman's birthday party proved too much for the missus, and the BBC says Veronica Lario will file for divorce from the faux pas-ridden Italian PM. "That's enough," Lario said in Italian reports. "I cannot remain with a man who consorts... More »

Pals: LiLo Back to Eyeing Men

'Faux-mosexual' rumors shadow starlet, girlfriend

(Newser) - Friends of Lindsay Lohan suspect her relationship with DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson may be coming apart, OK! magazine reports. Sources close to Lohan claim she has been spotted flirting with guys while Ronson isn’t looking, and they say she will likely make a move on “the next guy... More »

57 Saudi Men Arrested for Flirting

Prosecutors say they exhibited 'bad' behavior to woo girls at malls

(Newser) - Authorities in Saudi Arabia arrested 57 young men accused of flirting with girls at shopping malls in Mecca, the BBC reports. Prosecutors say the men wore indecent clothing, played loud music, and danced to attract the girls’ attention. The arrests were prompted by Saudi’s Commission for the Promotion of... More »

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