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How to Flirt Like a Pro: 5 Do’s and 5 Don’ts

flirtWhen you’re flirting with a guy, whether it is on a date or just in a bar or at a party, remember these important tips from professional matchmakers and stars of VH1’s Tough Love, Steve and JoAnn Ward. From their book Crash Course in Love.


Close the gap. Flirting is all about closing the physical gap between you and another person, indicating that you want to approach him or inviting him to approach you. Moving closer is the key factor in showing someone you are interested. If you lean in while he’s talking to you it shows that you are listening and interested in what he’s saying, and that you are comfortable being physically close to him. If you are sitting back with your arms crossed, looking over his shoulder while he’s speaking to you, he’ll think you don’t care. So be a flirt, because flirting, when done correctly, is incredibly sexy. Tease your man, let him know that you are interested in him sexually, and when the time is right, it will happen. Enticing him and building that anticipation will just make it better in the end. Focus on flirting first, and when you are both comfortable and ready, intimacy will come naturally and be more enjoyable for both of you. When you’re flirting with a guy, whether it is on a date or just in a bar or at a party, here are some important tips to remember:

5 Do’s in Flirting

1. Smile. Nothing lets a person know you’re picking up what they’re putting down better than a smile. If you’re happy, he’s happy!
2. Make eye contact. Making and maintaining eye contact shows a guy you’re focused, confident, and interested in what he is saying and doing. The eyes tell all.
3. Flatter. There’s no clearer indication that you have a romantic interest in someone than a compliment.
4. Take charge. Take the conversation where you want it to go. If you expect him to call, give him your number. If you want to call him, ask for his.
5. Act gracefully. If he’s unavailable or uninterested, maintain your poise and just pretend you never started flirting in the first place.

5 Don’ts in Flirting

1. Don’t make it too obvious. Be subtle, but get your point across. You don’t have to be over-the-top; subtle indications are the most effective way to let him know that you’re attracted and interested.
2. Don’t stare. It’s important to let the person know you’re interested, but it’s equally important not to make him uncomfortable.
3. Don’t overdo it. A simple compliment will advance your efforts much further than a fabricated pickup line.
4. Don’t flirt with others simultaneously. It will confuse a man and bewilder him if you’re flirting with him and others at the same time. Keep your eyes on the prize.
5. Don’t feign interest. For men, flirting is often realized in hindsight. If you flirt and then act uninterested, he won’t pursue you. Keep your signals consistent.

Flirting isn’t the only thing you need to know about the dating world. Don’t forget these 5 dating tips that everyone should know.

About The Authors
Mother and son team JoAnn Ward and Steve Ward, authors of Crash Course in Love (Copyright © 2009 by Steven Ward and JoAnn Ward), run an exclusive matchmaking service, Master Matchmakers, and star in VH1’s hit reality show Tough Love.


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