I have it on good authority that all a woman has to do is speak to a man she doesn't know and she is flirting.
One time at the gym I saw a guy on a contraption that I hadn't seen before. It wasn't a guy I was admiring; lets just get that straight from the beginning. I asked him something about the machine -- how it worked or something, I don't remember. He told me what I wanted to know, but he mentioned his wife like three times in the process. It made me feel kinda weird, like I was some kind of female letch or something.
So when I got home I told my husband about it and he said it was because I was flirting with him. I said, "I Was Not!" And he said, "You talked to him didn't you?" That's when it was explained to me that speaking politely to a male is flirting. I have since then confirmed this information with a male friend of ours and my own dear dad. Yes, they agree, initiating conversation with a man is indeed flirting.
I am a BIG Ol' Flirt then. I had no idea! So, for those of you who think you have forgotten how to flirt...I don't think so. Apparently it takes very little skill.
Men, what do you say?
Ladies? Are you as shocked and appalled as I was, or did you know this already?