Some women have ditched the waiting game and now try to meet men halfway. Whether this works is entirely their business - we'll just help you read the signs.

Some women have ditched the waiting game and now try to meet men halfway. Whether this works is entirely their business - we'll just help you read the signs.

Sign1: She smiles at you.

When a woman has an interest in you, her smile can hold your attention from across a crowded room and it's definitely one of the major signs she's flirting.

Sign2: She keeps walking around in your vicinity. She's obviously trying to get you to notice her.

Sign3: She draws attention to her mouth. A woman's mouth can be extremely seductive, and she's fully aware of this fact. Some of the effective signs she's flirting will have her applying lip gloss, running her finger across her lip or using the straw in her cocktail to sip from - instead of just drinking from the glass.

Sign4: She strays from her pack of friends. Women know that the most difficult defence for a man to penetrate is her wall of friends. Removing herself from that fortress is a sure signs she's lowering her defensive barriers to let you in.

Sign5: She mimics your body movements. For some reason, when human beings are interested or infatuated with each other, they begin to pick up certain traits from the other person. Imitation, after all, is the highest form of flattery.

Sign6: She touches you.

That slight touch sends chills up both your spines. When she reaches out and lightly touches your forearm or shoulder, hand or wrist, you know she's very interested in you. You need to immediately reciprocate because there are few clearer signs she can provide.

Sign7: She makes eye contact.

It is said the eyes are the windows to the soul and that through the eyes the truth can be gleamed. Eye contact is a sign of confidence and trust. She's stating that she is not interested in games and that her intentions are straightforward. The duration of the eye contact is proportional to her level of initial interest.

Sign 8: She enters your personal space.

Personal space, by definition, is where others are not. When a woman enters this space, say, by brushing past you with a glance and a smile, she's inviting a response with this sure sign she's flirting. The calibre and character of her invasion give you the cue as to how you should respond.

Sign9 : She approaches you to talk. Her approach might be closely tied to Sign2 but this cue takes it a step further. Cutting through any game she might be playing, in her approach and specific engagement by speaking, she exhibits her strongest flirting card. It allows her, while speaking to you, to maintain eye contact, play with her hair, lightly touch you, while she mimics your mannerisms - among other flirting techniques. If she's come over to talk to you, she wants to know what you're all about. It's the first step in the interview process we call the dating game.

Sign10: She starts chewing a lot of gum and buying rounds of drinks. Alcohol is said to make men stronger and women weaker when it comes to affairs of the heart. She is hoping your affection for her will be emboldened from the effects of alcohol. And the chewing gum? Well, that's for that anticipated kiss! -