Being Flirtatious, Not Friendly, Gets Women the Better Deals

Scientists found that feminine charm does indeed have economic benefits and can increase success rates in negotiations with both men and women by as much as a third.

The findings from the first academic study of its kind shows that women who flirt while negotiating the price of a car can get a considerable discount at around 20 percent off the original price.

However, researchers said that the technique needed to be done with the right balance between flirtation and friendliness because women who come off as being too straightforwardly friendly actually lose out more.

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics conducted a series of experiments and scenarios to measure the advantages and disadvantages of feminine charm in negotiations...


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