Surprising Ways You Can Flirt
Use these tricks to win over Mr. Whoever.We know, this isn’t your first rodeo. But there’s more to flirting than making eye contact and occasionally licking your lips. We asked dating expert Fran Greene, LCSWR and author of The Flirting Bible for a few moves no man can resist.
By Lauren Panariello
Cop a Feel
Touching a guy you’re into is a major pro-flirt move-it subtly makes him think about where your hands could go later. The right move: casually touching his shoulder, arm, or knee when you’re talking.
Keep Your Distance
A crowded bar or party gives you an excuse to get extra close to a hot guy, but getting too close is a serious rookie move. Greene advises not standing closer than an arm’s length to him: “When people are that close to us, our natural inclination is to move away.” In other words, let him come to you.
Wear Something Worth Talking About
Catching his eye doesn’t have to involve cleavage. Show up to happy hour in your favorite team’s baseball cap, or wear an old college tee to the gym. Not only will it give him something to approach you about, but he’ll immediately know you’re a chill girl he could watch the game with. Score.
Be a Copycat
If he leans in, lean in. If he takes a sip of his drink, take a sip of your drink. It may sound creepy, but Greene says mirroring a guy’s movements establishes a connection and leaves the subtle impression that you’re in sync. Of course don’t copy everything. He probably won’t find it sexy if you follow him to the men’s room and start peeing standing up.
Don’t get all caught up in being witty. When you’re too busy plotting your next line, you’re not really listening to what he’s saying. Who knows, his next words might be “What’s your number?”
It’s All in the Wrist
While you’re talking to him, push up your sleeves and play with your watch or bracelet, moving them slowly up and down your wrist. There’s something really sensual about that part of the body-and teasingly tugging on your jewelry makes him think about taking stuff off of you.