The truth about flirting is – it is simply a way of being friendly and interacting with people in general. There is never a promise a relationship will be formed or teasing or leading anyone on is happening, when you have brief eye contact and share a smile. It is a way to acknowledge that someone has noticed you. All of us like to be noticed by the same sex or a member of the opposite sex, we appreciate those people who appreciate us! It makes both people feel good.
What you may not know is flirting goes beyond attracting the opposite sex, once mastered you may find yourself becoming a friend magnet, getting extras from sales people and can you can utilize these skills to influence business relationships. There are some people out there who wouldn’t fancy calling themselves a flirt and say they have a charisma that just attracts people to them. To those people I say “you are a natural born flirt”, and that is a good thing. Everyone has the ability to flirt, and what you don’t have, you can learn.
Flirting requires confidence. People who are successful or natural born flirts balance flirting in just a way that doesn’t label them in a negative manner. If flirting doesn’t come naturally to you, start by learning the 5 basics:
- Build your confidence
- Believe in yourself
- Interact with other people (by being approachable and friendly)
- Eye to Eye Contact
Keeping those basic tips in mind, flirting doesn’t necessarily lead to sex.
It is important to be causious if you are flirting with someone from the opposite sex you are attracted to, not to become intimate too quickly; especially with someone you only know online and have never met in person; it is easy to paint a rosy picture of the person who is behind the monitor, but until you have met them you don’t really know them. If you are looking for a relationship and are flirting with someone you are interested in, it is best to get to know them first and to be friends first before you take it to a more serious level.
Synonyms for the word flirting include: Networking; Being Friendly; Great Customer Service; etc..
Hoping you get the gist of this article I want everyone to remember the next time you are in the supermarket, in a night club, or just out shopping, just because you flirt doesn’t mean you’re interested. Sometimes just having eye contact, smiling at someone and paying them a compliment, may be the difference in that person having a bad day or a great day.
So go out there and “flirt” with everyone, most important, HAVE FUN!