Flirting is means of trying to attract someone sexually or showing casual interest in someone. Flirting can be done by making playful or romantic gestures to please someone and indicates that you want to get closer or intimate with someone. A philanderer is a person who flirts with people of opposite sex. Flirting can be done to please someone, too. In the words of Helen Rowland, "Flirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself."
Women have an entirely different take on flirting. Women call being unpretentious in front of males, as a means of flirting with them. In the words of Cameron Diaz, "I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there's a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious."