As it turns out, men seem to like women who are friendly and responsive at a first meeting—while women may actually prefer a man to be a bit more aloof at the start.
Research on Preference for Responsive Partners In my sifting through the research, I came across work by Birnbaum, Ein-Dor, Reis, and Segal (2014). " detailed three experiments outlining the effects of a potential partner's responsiveness at a first meeting on judgment of their attractiveness.
Nevertheless, her initial responsiveness makes him find her more feminine, sexually attractive—and appealing as a long-term relationship partner, too.
Therefore, women can often benefit initially by sending a stranger open (or flirty) signals of interest (here), having a positive personality (here), and making pleasant conversation (here).
They prefer her to be open, warm, responsive, and clearly interested.