Once in a while, in the midst of the ‘flirtationships’, the hang outs and million calls, you meet someone who you just know is your future. (author unknown)
In the first part of this article, I expressed the notion of taking it slow in a romantic relationship. Doing this gives you the chance to evaluate your desires and expectations for a relationship. More importantly, it can help you get to know your person of interest and this is the essence of flirting done right. You gain mutual interest with a person you like, you get acquainted, and somewhere along the line, you find your lifelong partner! Just about every pop culture magazine and publication has ideas and advice for flirting with others (Just google something to the extent of “ways to flirt”). Though here are some basics:
- Make eye contact and smile. They are basic ways to show and express interest.
- Be casual in conversation with your love interest. Compliment them, and try not talk about yourself or complain too much.
- Leave them wanting more. Leave a conversation before hitting an awkward pause. Let them know you enjoyed your interaction and hint at doing it again.
- Be confident and be yourself. There’s just something about confidence that’s sexy. Some tips suggest some extra primping or practicing your looks and moves before facing your interest. If you can, perhaps even listen to a favorite song or two to pump you up. And put aside the negativity in your mind. You are an awesome, likeable, interesting person!
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