Flirting is often the catalyst that sets a relationship into motion. After all, flirting is about signaling romantic interest.
The problem with flirting is that, for most people, it doesn’t always come easily. The following tips, however, will set you up for success.
- Throw Glances Their Way
If you’re not a natural-born flirter, one of the easiest ways to signal interest is with eye contact. Sure, you don’t want to stare the person down, but subtly throwing glances their way every now and again communicates interest. This is a great tip for the novice flirters out there.
A smile can then take things to the next level.
- Be Interested In Them
Once you have initiated conversation, the key is to show you’re interested in the person (but without doing so excessively). Ask questions and really listen to their answers. Ask follow up questions. Compliment them.
When it comes to giving compliments, be original: the person will be much more likely to remember what you said and you will appear much more thoughtful.
People like to talk about themselves, but this technique is also effective because it allows you to get to know more about the person of interest, therein progressing your relationship further.
- Physical Cues
Certain body movements can also be very attractive and can signal interest.
Women have the ability to manipulate their voices and speak in a more sultry tone. Also angling your head in a such a way that you have to look up at the person can also be attractive and yet subtle at the same time.
For men, tilting your head slightly backwards while looking down at your nose can very appealing because it communicates a sense of masculinity.
- Give Them Space
It may seem counterintuitive, but giving the other person space can create a sense of intrigue. However, if you want to use this technique, there needs to be a delicate balance between showing your interest while simultaneously creating intrigue.
- Be Yourself—Be Natural
When it comes to flirting, everyone has their own “style.” Perhaps you like to exercise your comic skills by making a corny joke. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to always be yourself—even if that involves telling corny jokes.
Being yourself allows the other person to see your real essence. This sets a strong foundation for the two of you to get to know each other.