Some things can get lost in translation when communicating online. But even so, you don’t have to shy away from flirting. Use these tips to learn how to flirt online and improve your game.
Give a compliment
A good compliment can open the door to more conversation. If you can, try to make it about something based on their profile rather than solely on their looks. Remember that the more info you have in your profile, the easier it is for someone to feel comfortable starting a conversation and flirt with you. Pick something that you like about them and turn it into a question for greater chances they’ll respond back. Don’t overdo it with the compliments or else it can start to seem obsessive and creepy. Try to keep it to one compliment per topic. And women, men like compliments too! They rarely receive them, so it will make you stand out if you give him one.
Keep it fun
Go into it with a light heart and be playful. Don’t treat it as if you’re trying to make the person fall in love with you. Flirting should be a fun-filled conversation full of laughs and a good time. Ask a quirky question, find something you have in common, send them a cute video you saw or tell them something funny that happened to you today. Don’t ramble too much about your own life, you don’t want to seem self-absorbed. Keep it concise and to the point. Any sexual innuendos should be left out until you’ve gotten to know the person better.
Be clear of your interest
If you end up getting in touch with someone you enjoy communicating with, let them know. Don’t just say it was nice chatting; that can be interpreted as just being polite and as it’s the end of the conversation. Instead, be upfront and let them know that you’re looking forward to chatting some more. Showing your enthusiasm can be reassuring for the other person. Or if enough conversation has taken place online, make the move and ask them out on a date in real life.
Flirting online shows you’re interested in someone and could pique interest in the other person. Go ahead and make that connection confidently with these tips.