But the smirting scene presents the perils of any dating forum: unwanted attention. A new term has appeared among daters to describe the outdoors smoking and flirting phenomenon: Smirting.
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Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes file. Smirting was first identified in New York in  and spread to the Republic of Ireland in when an aggressive smoking ban in public places was enacted. The spectre on our doorsteps is smirting — flirting for smokers.
Views Read Edit View history. Sociologist and sexologist Pepper Schwartz states that the smirters are "defiant and angry, they don't buy the second-hand smoke argument, and want to share this grudge with someone else.
ISBN Smirting took off in the Republic of Ireland in the aftermath of its smoking ban in The art of smirting. Like flirting, but more likely to succeed. : Sexuality and society Intimate relationships Smoking. San Diego Union-Tribune.
The Guardian. Smirting has been so successful that non-smokers try to mingle with the smirters. Our correspondent discovers the art of smirting".
Namespaces Article Talk. Chicago Tribune. The Times. They call it smirting.
Retrieved Welcome to the practice of smirting smoking and flirtinga craze which has swept Ireland since the introduction of the pub and restaurant smoking ban in January Birmingham Mail.