In Spain, where the use of fans (called "abanicos") is still very popular today, ladies used them to communicate with suitors or prospective suitors without attracting the notice of their families or chaperons.
This use was highly popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Flirting can indicate an interest in a deeper personal relationship with another person.
A whole sign language was developed with the use of the fan, and even etiquette books and magazines were published.
Charles Francis Badini created the Original Fanology or Ladies' Conversation Fan which was published by William Cock in London in 1797.
He subsequently disavowed her as he was after all the future king and she but a gardener's daughter.
Fleurette was so distraught that she drowned herself and there is in Nerac a beautiful statue to her as her body was recovered.
which the boys learn to respect, and for the rest to rely upon the men to approach or advance, as warranted by the situation." This resulted, for example, in British women interpreting an American soldier's gregariousness as something more intimate or serious than he had intended.
The French word fleurette (small flower), and the language of old south France word flouretas (from the Latin flora(for flower)), are related to some little says where flowers are both at the same time a pretext and the comparison terms.The use of the fan was not limited to women, as men also carried fans and learned how to convey messages with them.For instance, placing the fan near the heart meant "I love you", while opening a fan wide meant "Wait for me".Body language can include flicking the hair, eye contact, brief touching, open stances, proximity, etc.Verbal communication of interest can include alterations in vocal tone, such as pace, volume, and intonation.