Dating can be confusing. You are never sure whether or not the person you are interested in is interested in you. Unless they make it pretty obvious of course. One of the confusing areas has to be flirting. For some flirting doesn’t come naturally. Not only this, but it may be tricky to understand other people’s flirting techniques too.
This could lead to some confusion between someone who is flirting with you, or someone who is just being friendly.
So, how can you tell the difference? What are the signs that someone is being friendly or that they want to be more than that?
How is their eye contact?
As a general rule, someone who is flirting with you is likely to maintain eye contact. Of course, this isn’t always the case and some people do find it hard to maintain eye contact, but the eyes can really hold the key to whether or not someone is romantically interested in you.
Flirt with them and see if they will flirt back
A great way to test the water with someone to see if they are flirting with you is to try out your best flirting skills with them. Try to make it obvious as to what you are doing, after all, they could be just as bad as you at picking up on the signs. If they flirt back, then it is all systems go!
Body language is key
Our bodies say a lot about the way they are feeling without us even knowing. This is particularly true for flirting. Women are likely to play with their hair, lick their lips or blush when they are interested in someone, which means that these are great signs to look out for.
How are they with other people?
If you are in a public space, or with other people, check out how the person interacts with other people than you. If they are treating them the same way as you, then they may just be a naturally flirty person. However, if their interactions change, then they may only have eyes for you.
Drop into conversation something that hints at flirting
When you feel comfortable that you are getting some of the flirting signs, then you may want to drop into the conversation a flirty comment or statement that will make sure that the other person knows your intentions, and you can be sure of theirs. This doesn’t have to be something hugely obvious, but if you get the response that you want from them, then they are definitely flirting.
Flirting is a great thrill, it is usually the start of something and makes you feel great. However, not only is it key to brush up on your own flirting skills, but you also need to learn more about how other people may flirt with you in turn. They might be into you for romance, or they might just be after some sex with no strings; and you will be able to tell overtime with experience.
Once you know this, then you are ready to get dating and see who you can find!