The best ways to flirt
Catch his eye
One of the best ways to let someone know that you’re interested and approachable is to make eye contact across the room. Don’t stare—nobody likes a stalker—but let your look linger long enough to establish a clear connection.
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-- By Sharon O’Brien
No flirtation device is more powerful than a smile that is warm, inviting and, ultimately, irresistible.
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Even shy people can master this one. As you walk by, simply look at her directly, give her a warm smile, and say hello.
You’re flirting, not proposing marriage, so keep your expectations in line with the activity. Best case: you’ll meet someone interesting. Worst case: you won’t—this time.
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Don’t think too much
People get paralyzed by the uncertainty inherent in approaching someone they’ve never met. They obsess about everything from how they look to whether they have the perfect opening line. Stop letting your brain get in your way. Just dive in.
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Gentle teasing is a great way to flirt with a member of either sex. Most guys like women who are sassy and aren’t afraid to challenge them a little, and women often enjoy men who are willing to engage in some light banter.
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Lack of chemistry is one thing, but don’t be too quick to reject someone on the basis of one minor misstep. You’re both nervous, so if he says or does something that seems less than perfect, give him the benefit of the doubt and keep talking.
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A quick elbow bump is a gesture that invites greater familiarity; a lingering bump suggests there is more touching ahead.
Texting, tweeting, email, instant messaging, Facebook and other new technologies and social media have expanded flirting opportunities for everyone—and made it possible to flirt with people you may never actually meet. And because nearly everyone has a smartphone these days, so you can flirt from anywhere 24/7.