New Yorkers Are Not the Biggest Flirts


According to an important and highly scientific appraisal of the “World Flirtation League,” Athens, Greece, is apparently the flirtiest city of the modern world. The methodology of determining global cities’ said flirtation quotients involved calculating the number of online flirtations initiated per month on social networking site by city residents. Of course, there are other ways to flirt besides online and, even more so, besides flirting on, but since this was a survey, well, there you go. In Athens, they apparently use a lot of Badoo.

The average Badoo user in Athens initiated 25.7 online flirtations per month — over twice as many as in Rio (12.4) Warsaw (12.1) or Prague (12.6) and far more than in Paris (20.7), London (19.0), Berlin (17.7) or New York (16.1).

New York was the 89th of 200 cities ranked based on Badoo flirting. Other kinds of flirting, like on-street heckling and buying people drinks or saying hi, require more research. Have no idea how to flirt? Take a quick lesson from Wikihow: HOW TO FLIRT.

The number one rule is “Lower your expectations. Flirting is fun, but only if you don’t take it too seriously. Most of the time, you’ll just flirt with someone for a short time and then maybe never talk to them again. If you always go in to flirting expecting to date or even marry the person you’re flirting with, you’re going to be very disappointed — and you’ll probably seem a little desperate. Remember, you’re just flirting.”

Other tips: “Smile with your eyes.”

Wait, why are we doing this again?

Athens top city for online flirting-dating website [Reuters]

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