Some people flirt simply for amusement, with no intention of developing any further relationship.
This type of flirting sometimes faces disapproval from others because it can be deemed as leading someone on if the person being flirted with misinterprets it as something more serious.
Flirting for fun can take place between friends, co-workers, or total strangers that wish to get to know each other.
This type of flirting does not intend to lead to sexual intercourse or a romantic relationship, but increases the bonds between two people.
Body language can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, proximity, etc.
Verbal communication of interest can include alterations in vocal tone, such as pace, volume, and intonation.
He wrote that courtship in both cultures used approximately 30 steps from "first eye contact to the ultimate consummation", but that the sequence of the steps was different.
For example, kissing might be an early step in the American pattern but a relatively intimate act in the English pattern.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.” — NIV “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away, for behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone.
Japanese courtesans had another form of flirting, emphasizing non-verbal relationships by hiding the lips and showing the eyes, as depicted in much Shunga art, the most popular print media at the time, until the late 19th century.
The fan was extensively used as a means of communication and therefore a way of flirting from the 16th century onwards in some European societies, especially England and Spain.
In southern France, some usage were yet used in 1484,.
In French, some other words more or less related are derived from the word fleur: for instance effleurer (English: lightly touch) from XIII century esflourée; déflorer (English: deflower) from XIII century desflorer or (fleuret (English Foil) XVIII century). Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.