Judge Declares Mistrial, Dismisses Juror for Flirting with Defendant  

A judge in Sydney, Australia reportedly declared a mistrial after a sheriff in the courtroom said he saw the female jury foreperson flirting with the defendant. Sydney’s Daily Telegraph says the woman was accused of “flicking her hair, smiling, raising an eyebrow and nodding in a potentially suggestive manner at the… »6/08/15 7:00pm6/08/15 7:00pm


Gym-Going Man Knows Exactly How to Hit On Women at the Gym

For those of you who wish you could workout in peace without being interrupted by an, "Excuse me: has anyone ever told you (fill in the blank)" by a well-intentioned but clueless man who just ruined your workout and/or day, rejoice, for a seminal, satirical guide on how to chat to women at the gym awaits, written by a… »3/23/15 7:00pm3/23/15 7:00pm

Flirtatious Female Monkeys Throw Stones at Potential Mates

When it comes to flirting, it seems hair pulling is out and stone throwing is in. Researchers from the Universities of Durham in the UK and Sao Paolo in Brazil have discovered that female tufted capuchin monkeys in Brazil have resorted to throwing stones at potential but inattentive suitors as a way to get their… »1/15/14 11:10am1/15/14 11:10am

'Anti-Flirt' Movement Once Put Street Harassers in the Clink

In the 1920s, an anti-flirt movement was afoot. Ladies quickly became fed up with the first car owning scrubs hollering from their magical motorized chariots. In response to these audacious auto invitations, two women in Washington, D.C. founded the Anti-Flirt Club. The initial club was a hit, and soon there were… »2/13/13 11:15am2/13/13 11:15am

Katie Roiphe: Internet Infidelity is Lame Compared To Straight-Up Extramarital Banging

Our very own wealthy, psuedo-intellectual Brooklyn-brownstone-dwelling polemic feminist (although, who knows, she might rankle at the label of "feminist") Katie Roiphe's latest piece on Slate, primarily addresses this much passed-around NYT article and the nuances of Facebook flirtations. See, KT thinks it's worse… »2/09/13 5:00pm2/09/13 5:00pm

Giggly, Matchy, Flirty Jurors Totally Sexing Up John Edwards Trial, XOXO, Gossip Girl

Nothing kills the inherent excitement of a sordid political scandal quite like a drawn-out court case (even one that involves a blackmailing baby-mama receiving a credit card with the name R. Jaya James?), and today it became completely evident that the attitude in the courtroom is becoming bored and somewhat And… »5/26/12 12:30pm5/26/12 12:30pm

New Research on Networking and Sex Wins Stereotype Bingo

Every week or so, a book promises to "break all the rules" and "tell it like it is," and this week is no exception. This time, the mind blowingly predictable series of yawn bombs will be dropped on the world of business networking. Specifically, the role of sexy sex mcsex and sexiness in networking. What widely… »12/23/11 1:45pm12/23/11 1:45pm

Study: Men More Likely To Misinterpret Nonverbal Sexual Cues

It's happened to the best of us: you're at a bar or a party and you spy some dude giving you the eye...or what you think is the eye. Then you go over to talk to him and it turns out he's gay and liked your shirt, or he was looking at the girl behind you, or he just had an eyelash that was bothering him. Well. a new… »4/02/08 9:30am4/02/08 9:30am