Think you're a great flirt? That opinion may not be shared with the object of your affection. Learning how to flirt can improve your relationships -- in bed, at the bar, and in the bedroom.
Flirting is a skill. Just like ice skating, your flirting with improve with a few tips and a lot of practice. You don't have to have a crush on someone in order to flirt. In fact, you should practice flirting with random people you see every day. - people who might not even be on your dating radar - on order to hone your skills. That way, you'll have some flirting experience under your belt when you approach the people who really matter.
We've put together five tips to help you become a better flirt.
1. Flirt via text or email
It's hard, especially if you're shy or introverted to walk up to someone you've never met before and start successful flirty. It's moments like this when "bad" pick-up lines start to seem like a good idea. (And honestly, they never are.) Try breaking the ice with your crush by flirting through the wall of social media -- it makes you feel a little less vulnerable.
2. Make eye contact and smile
Look into the eyes of your crush when you talk, particularly at meaningful points in the conversation. And don't forget the power of a wink. Yes, it can be cheesy, but if you do it when you're talking in a group, it will seem like you and crush are "in" on an inside joke.
3. Don't talk about yourself.
If you really want to get to know someone, you want them to be interested in you. Instead of telling your crush about yourself at the risk of sounding like you're bragging, ask questions and engage your crush in conversation.
4. Use body language
Inappropriate touching is never going to get you where you want to go, but you should take every opportunity to seem open and receptive to conversation. Turn your body toward the other person. Stand or sit so that you're facing the person you're flirting up. Angle your torso toward him or her, or point your feet in that direction.
5. Always leave them wanting more
As much as you might want to be with this person forever, it's best to bow out before the conversation goes stale. The best way to avoid wearing out your welcome is to leave before it happens. This will also provide you with a much needed air of mystery.