Restaurants and food-oriented or 'private' zones within drinking-places are more conducive to flirting between established partners.

Our achievements in everything from art to rocket science may be merely a side-effect of the essential ability to charm.

Like every other human activity, flirting is governed by a complex set of unwritten laws of etiquette.

Simply by being students, flirting partners automatically have a great deal in common, and do not need to struggle to find topics of mutual interest.

Flirting is officially somewhat more restricted in learning-places than in drinking-places, as education is supposed to take priority over purely social concerns, but in many cases the difference is not very noticeable.

Until now, their fascinating findings have been buried in obscure academic journals and heavy tomes full of jargon and footnotes.

This Guide is the first to reveal this important information to a popular audience, providing expert advice on where to flirt, who to flirt with and how to do it.So, to save the human race from extinction, and preserve the foundations of civilisation, Martini commissioned Kate Fox at the Social Issues Research Centre to review and analyse all the scientific research material on interaction between the sexes, and produce a definitive guide to the art and etiquette of enjoyable flirting.Psychologists and social scientists have spent many years studying every detail of social intercourse between men and women.Flirting in drinking-places is, however, subject to more conditions and restrictions than at parties.In pubs, for example, the area around the bar counter is universally understood to be the 'public zone', where initiating conversation with a stranger is acceptable, whereas sitting at a table usually indicates a greater desire for privacy.There are rules of behaviour at even the wildest carnival – although they may involve a complete reversal of normal, everyday social etiquette.