There is a term for referring to these ambiguous flirting gestures, such as touching the hair, for example. These are the Protean signals, named after the Greek god Proteus, who constantly changed his form. Curious? There are even more curious things about dating on girlabouttheglobe.com. If you want to flirt, you can use any of the methods. However, you must closely follow the reaction of the interlocutor. If he leans back, when you lean toward him, or if he does not participate in the conversation, despite all your attempts, then, most likely, he just is not interested. On the other hand, he may just be embarrassed, because he was confused by the fact that you showed interest in him. Or he might have thought that you had just friendly intentions, although in reality everything is completely different.