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Coy, Girlish Flirt Pose

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A common pose for young ladies to show they are interested in someone, but in a subtle way rather than being overtly seductive. This is Truth in Television, which makes it a good characterization visual in fiction.

The common form is to hold her arms behind her back (which by itself is a common pose for shy girls, and it's the key here to making her not look too forthcoming) and tilt her head coyly, while either leaning forward or walking towards the person she's interested in. Bonus points if she is standing just a bit off angle.

She could be doing this to get a guy to sleep with her, but just as often she wants a date, or just likes a guy doting on her (without having to resort to attention whoring).

It should also be noted that what the girl is wearing doesn't matter. It's how she carries herself. She could wear dominatrix gear and still pull off this trope. However, something demure and/or elegant is the most common thing the poser tends to wear.

This can exploit the notion that Women Are Delicate when a girl uses it to help get a guy comfortable with her.

A Sub-Trope of Delicate Is Beautiful. Often used as a Modeling Pose.

Compare Ready for Lovemaking (the very up-front Sister Trope), Pec Flex (a more direct male version), Boobs-and-Butt Pose, Old-Fashioned Rowboat Date, Rebel Relaxation, and The Teapot Pose. Often used in tandem with Eyelash Fluttering.

Contrast All Women Are Prudes, The Ingenue, The Vamp.

Compare and contrast Cute Indignant Girl Stance, Reverse Arm-Fold, Head-and-Hip Pose.


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  • Smurfette does this in a poster for the live-action Smurfs film.

    Anime & Manga 
  • Hayate the Combat Butler: Hinagiku Katsura does this pose quite a bit in the manga up to and after she is aware of her feelings for Hayate, somewhat notable in that she does little variations sometimes such as adding a spin when she's in a good mood.
  • The iDOLM@STER: Miki pulls this on the Producer from time to time.
  • The Irregular at Magic High School: School student council president Saegusa, in the anime first opening, prances about a bit and assumes a flirt pose looking at the camera when a shot of student council occurs. Her sharpness, sociability, moments of teasing and cheerfulness are shown in story events.
  • K: Male example - Shiro, particularly when his gorgeous ponytail samurai "wife" Kuroh is around.
  • Naruto: Sakura tries this on Sasuke to get his attention.
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi: Chisame in episode 11 (fast-forward to around five minutes, then onwards). Bonus points for acting as an internet personality (Chiu Chiu), dressing up like something out The Wizard of Oz, and changing her voice.
  • Sekainohate de Aimashou: the newly gender-bent Ryouma unintentionally does this to his younger brother and almost melts his brain.
  • Wedding Peach: The girls occasionally do this when flirting with Yanagiba.

    Comic Books 
  • In Identity Crisis, during a flashback of Ralph Dibny meeting his future wife Sue for the first time, Sue does this pose while talking to him for the first time.

    Films — Animation 
  • In The Book of Life, La Muerte does this when she wants Xibalba to do something for her.

  • Adrian Mole: In Wilderness Years, Bianca hangs about after she has fixed Adrian's shower, and lies on his bed in what an old-fashioned man might call a provocative pose. Adrian has no idea how to proceed, and Bianca falls into a very deep sleep, leaving Adrian in an awkward position.
  • Warbreaker: Siri tries to pull this off on at least one occasion, but she can't keep a straight face and ends up bursting into giggles.
  • Journey to Chaos: Tasio does this to tease with Eric when disguised as a beautiful human girl. Kallen, Tasio's favorite follower, also uses this pose to appear more girly to Eric when off-duty.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Miranda Cosgrove when she was younger had photoshoots include this pose, and her iCarly character often uses it when trying to flirt with a guy she likes.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Vampire girl Darla does this in "Angel" in line with her schoolgirl image; subverted in that she's in Game Face at the time and using the pose to hide two pistols behind her back.
  • Cluedo: In series 2, Marie-Anne Cray lies seductively on the billiard table when she sees Reverend Green, recounting her "sexy romps with randy Rev".
  • Annie Walker does this constantly in Covert Affairs.
  • How I Met Your Mother, "Swarley": Robin is upset when Ted reveals that his bashful, head-down, flirty-eyes look is a deliberate move he uses when asking a girl out. He counters that Robin often uses her own "innocent" look, and he bluntly tells her so: "Oh, and you biting your lower lip, shyly looking away and thrusting your chest is natural?" Robin admits it's not and lets the issue go.
  • Lieutenant Gruber from 'Allo 'Allo! is a Rare Male Example. What should be a standard soldier's "at ease" pose frequently morphs into this, cementing the 30-odd-year-old Wehrmacht officer's unlikely status as The Cutie.

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