Turns out a down economy doesn't affect the confidence level of Greeks at all. Nope, not only has Athens been named the world's most flirtatious city, but Greece as a country was dubbed the most sexually active nation.
Dr. Simon Hardy, author of the journal article, The Greeks, Eroticism and Ourselves told the Telegraph that the Greeks may have perfected their flirting skills way back in the day during those ultra-sexual symposiums. You know, when they were just talking about philosophy. Obviously, they enjoy using these skills. They flirt more than any other people and have more sex than any other people and they basically invented rhetoric, which is pretty handy when trying to turn a "no" into a "yes." If you are visiting Greece soon, be on guard, you may get yourself into a sexy situation before you can say, “Aristotle.”
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Kara King is a production assistant at Thrillist and learned a lot about flirting from Austin Powers. Follow her cheesy lines at @karatillie.