Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you're still hoping that you might be able to find love out there in the next 48 hours, here are a few tips on flirting from the experts. 

Don't worry, it's not from us (we haven't a clue what we're doing), it's from psychosexual therapist Cate Mackenzie, who conducted a survey of around 2,000 people (for to discover what the most popular and presumably successful flirting techniques are. Purely in the name of research, we're sure.

Anyway, the full list of ten is as follows: 

1. Maintaining eye contact

2. Paying someone a compliment

3. Teasing someone

4. Looking at someone and then looking away

=5. Asking someone for help

=5. Complimenting someone only on their appearance

6. Buying them a drink

7. Chatting to someone about the place you are in

=8. Text them after meeting them

=8. Be tactile with them

While lists are great and all, we feel there's probably a bit more to it than this, because if you maintain eye contact with someone from 100 yards, then tease or insult them, stare at them blankly and then look off into the distance while texting and/or touching them, that could come across as a bit weird. 

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