Not all of us are gifted when it comes to approaching and attracting the opposite sex. In other words, we don’t know how to flirt. No need to worry though, there’s still hope for those of us who weren’t born with the gift of suaveness!
It’s never too late to learn how to talk, act, and conduct ourselves, so we appear more attractive to others. And, since the trend today is geared towards meeting people through the internet, the first flirting lesson we should focus on is how to catch the attention of people on online dating websites and dating apps.
Lessons on Online Flirting from AmoLatina.com
Flirting is defined as the act of behaving in a way that shows that you are attracted or trying to attract someone. The definition is easy to understand, but it’s the application that’s the problem. From an online perspective, how do you show that you are attracted to someone when most of the interactions you will have with people are through chats, voice calls, or video calls?
You can start with these online flirting tips:
1. Start with Your Profile
Your online profile is going to help people form either a good or a bad first impression about you. There’s a lot that people can tell about you just by reading your dating profile. The words you use, the way you construct your sentences, and the general content and descriptions you’ve put in are, technically, your first interaction with potential dates. This is why it’s important to start with your dating profile.
How to Flirt on Your Dating Profile
Concentrate on your descriptions. Instead of saying, “I like reading,” you can say something like “I am currently reading this awesome detective novel that’s a total page-turner.” Give out specific details about something that you’re interested in so the person reading your descriptions can easily spark a conversation with you.
What to Avoid: Not putting in the time and creativity to make a dating profile that’s attention-catching could be your first mistake. You don’t have to write your entire life on there. You just have to show interesting tidbits of your life to attract the right person.
Compliments are a great way to show people that you’re interested. However, compliments have to be sincere. For example, if you come across a profile of a lady who does amazing art, be sure to tell her so when you’re really impressed by her pieces. Don’t just stick to the corny and cliché, “Wow, you’re beautiful” line because it has been overused.
How to Flirt with Compliments
Do not state the obvious. If a woman or man is physically attractive, chances are they get plenty of compliments that praise their face or physique. Instead, focus on something unique about them. Go through their profile and get your clues there. If a person you like happens to watch a lot of movies, compliment their good taste in films.
What to Avoid: Don’t just pass compliments left and right. They can come off as insincere which can turn off any potential date. Do not do too much of it either.
3. Ask Open-Ended Questions
Show that you’re genuinely excited about talking to a person by asking open-ended questions. It lets the other person know that you’re eager and interested in getting to know him or her. And, it keeps the conversation going.
How to Flirt with Questions
There are direct flirts and indirect flirts in the form of questions. You can start with indirect flirts like asking open-ended questions just to get the conversation going. Then in between your conversations, you can deliver direct flirty questions like, “What’s your biggest turn-on?”
What to Avoid: It may be tempting, but don’t drop those cheesy questions you read on the internet. For example, “Aren’t you glad you met me?” These types of questions will make you come off as over-confident.
4. Genuine Interest
When you’re interested in someone, don’t even think about playing it cool or playing hard to get. Doing this will make you lose your chance to get a date. Show your enthusiasm and eagerness, but not too much, of course.
How To Flirt That’s Not Too “In Your Face”
You need to approach this with a balance. Don’t go all out on showing your enthusiasm. Be steady but don’t play hard to get at the same time. For example, when your online date sends you a message, reply right away if you’re available. You don’t have to wait for 10 minutes before you reply for fear of coming off as too eager.
What to Avoid: What you want is to show that you are genuinely interested in getting to know the person you’re chatting or interacting with. Yes, you don’t want to come off too strong, but you don’t want to come off as disinterested either. Find your middle ground and balance.
5. Offline Flirting
When everything is all set, and your online date is reciprocating the flirts that you’re giving out, it’s time to take things offline. Ask your online date to meet with you in real life, and then continue the flirting face to face.
How to Flirt in Real Life
This time, because you’re moving things offline, you’re going to need more than your words. You’re going to need to show the right body language. So, basically, it’s a combination of your words and your actions. Research shows that 80% of communication is non-verbal.
Here are some tips to get you started:
- Smile, of course.
- Maintain eye contact when speaking to your date.
- Make sure that you don’t cross your arms.
- Lean a bit more inward when having a conversation.
- Slow your movements especially when you’re nervous.
What to Avoid: Make sure that you don’t show body language that’s closed. As mentioned, do not cross your arms or your legs.
Flirting is an art. You have to learn to master it. It’s going to feel awkward at first, but the more practice you get, the better. Eventually, it is going to come out like a natural impulse. When you get to this point, you don’t have to worry about interacting with the opposite gender anymore. You’ll probably have more dates than you can handle.