Welcome to the wonderful world of flirting! Today we’ve put together some flirting techniques that will turn up the heat on your romantic interactions. Whether you’re a flirting expert or you still get that deer-in-the-headlights look when someone cute smiles your way, take a look at our roundup – and pick which ones you’re trying next on your special someone.
- You can’t go wrong with a compliment.
How do you make someone’s day AND let them know you’re interested? Give them a genuine compliment. But definitely avoid clichés. “You have pretty eyes” might be nice, but “I love the way your eyes light up when you talk about art” has sincerity and a personal touch.
- Try an “accidental” touch.
Whether it’s a subtle tap on the arm during a conversation or a brush of the hand when reaching for the popcorn, touch can convey a level of intimacy and interest. Just make sure to be respectful and ensure the other person is comfortable.
In the realm of flirting, your ears are just as important as your mouth and your hands. Show genuine interest in what the other person is saying. And no, nodding while you plan your next flirty line doesn't count!
- Playfully tease them.
You know how kids tease their crushes on the playground? The adult version is a bit more refined, but the principle remains. A playful jab (not at their insecurities, please) can show that you’re both interested and attentive.
- Mirror their body language.
If they lean in, you lean in. If they touch their face, you touch your face. This subconscious mimicking of body language is a sign of rapport and mutual interest. But be careful! Overdo it and you might end up looking like you're playing a strange game of Simon Says.
- Humor is the best aphrodisiac.
Laughter can bridge the gap between strangers and make memorable moments. Sharing a joke, making them laugh, or finding mutual amusement in a situation can create a spark like no other.
- Know when to bow out.
Sometimes, the dance isn’t meant to be. If you sense discomfort or lack of interest, it’s okay to gracefully exit the dance floor – there are plenty of other dance partners out there!
- Remember, it’s all in good fun!
At its heart, flirting is meant to be playful and fun. Don't overthink it, and don't get too hung up on the outcomes. Just enjoy the process and the connection.