Download Dating: Flirting with Big Ideas (Philosophy for Everyone) by Kristie Miller PDF

By Kristie Miller

Progressing from the 1st flirtatious second of eye touch to the choice of a "mate," this enlightening e-book bargains playful philosophical explorations of the relationship video game for a person who has dated, is relationship, or intends so far again.

Offers fun and enlightening philosophical insights into the relationship game
Helps demystify coupling within the twenty first century for these younger daters simply coming into the fray, and people veterans returning to the game
Features contributions from a variety of disciplines, together with philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, future health sciences, specialist ethics, and engineering and utilized sciences
Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first released in The Philosopher's Magazine

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Darren: I don’t think it has to be much of a response, just positive interaction. Chad: I’d say flirting works when she smiles back and says “Hey” and remembers your name next time she sees you. Cooper: Maybe she’ll kind of ignore other people in deference to you when you’re there, that’s pretty big. Trey: That’s huge. Grant: And you know you’ve had a failure when you’re the one being ignored. Much like the call and response speaking style of preachers to their congregations, conservative men evaluate success and make judgments of continuation or cessation based on the response of their targets.

Indd 32 EMILY LANGAN 5/20/2010 7:46:02 AM One final source of tension was the appropriate approach towards flirting. If one chooses to flirt – and based on their conversations this is not a foregone conclusion – is it better to be brazen or bashful? Undeniably, there are few hard and fast rules when it comes to flirting, with much left to personal style or preference. Men wrestled with the tension of wanting to be noticed and attract attention while alternately seeing the value of flying below the radar, being more smooth in one’s approach.

One consideration is attraction to another. Judgments of attractiveness are often a product of three considerations: (1) physical, whereby individuals assess whether romantic prospects are physically appealing; (2) social, in that prospective partners are assessed by the degree to which they could open up or provide an enhanced world of interaction and activity; and (3) instrumental, whereby individuals are assessed as to whether a prospective partner will help accomplish a task or assignment. While attraction may result from all or a combination of these three needs, physical appearance is a dominant predictor of attraction in the early stages of a potential relationship.

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