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5 Flirting Tips You Need To Try At Least Once

There’s nothing wrong with making the first move.
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We no longer live in the dark ages, ladies. It is 100 percent okay (and even encouraged) to let someone know that you’re interested. But because we know that this doesn’t come naturally to a lot of you, we came up with a few flirting tips that could help you level up your dating game:

1. Make sure he sees you.

Just as you’d probably find it creepy if a guy sneaks up on you, we recommend making sure a guy sees you approaching. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to study his body language. Is he also interested?

2. Keep your cool.

Contrary to popular belief, flirting—good flirting—isn’t that obvious. Don’t go over-the-top with your cues. Constantly touching your hair and laughing at every little thing he says aren’t as cute as you think.  (It’s actually kinda annoying.)

3. Be aware of your body language.

Are your arms crossed? Are you smiling? Are you making eye contact? Guys respond more to positive and approachable vibes, so if you’re trying to score a date with the dude you’re talking to, keep these things in mind. Lean in a little. ;)

4. One word: COMPLIMENTS.

Who doesn’t like compliments? Avoid the clichés though. Instead of complimenting someone’s smile, dig for something deeper (like his style or his line of work).

5. Actually text him (or text back)!

PLEASE. You don’t have to wait around—text him if you’re interested. But more importantly, text him back! Making him wait because you think it’ll elevate your worth is dumb. And most guys see right through it.

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