How you flirt: You use sarcasm and teasing, which accidentally makes them think you want nothing to do with them.
How you should flirt: Give them compliments and affection. Let them know they’re one of the few people you actually give a damn about.
How you flirt: You giggle at everything they say. You like every comment they post. You put them on a pedestal.
How you should flirt: Treat them like a human being. Realize they’re just as flawed as you. Remind yourself they aren’t out of your league. They would be lucky to have you.
How you flirt: You shower them with affection one day and ignore them the next day. You send a ton of mixed signals.
How you should flirt: Stay consistent with the way you treat them. Show them you’re reliable, you’re someone they can count on.
How you flirt: You make eye contact with them from across the room and hope they magically notice you.
How you should flirt: Introduce yourself. Join dating apps. Take initiative.
How you flirt: You get into friendly competitions with them. You tease them about how much better you are at everything.
How you should flirt: Boost their confidence. Make them feel better about themselves, not worse.
How you flirt: You don’t flirt. You spend all of your time working. You convince yourself you don’t need anyone to be happy.
How you should flirt: Put yourself out there. Instead of working overtime, use your free time to meet new people, to explore new places.
How you flirt: You upload cute selfies and hope it convinces them to send you a text.
How you should flirt: Send the first text. Start the conversation. Make a move.
How you flirt: You smirk, wink, and use corny pick-up lines on them that make it look like you’re a player.
How you should flirt: Be more authentic. Don’t copy and paste messages to ten people at once. Have a real conversation with one person at a time.
How you flirt: You come on strong. You ask them out right away. You text them every two seconds.
How you should flirt: Build up your compliments over time. Slow down your pace. Be patient.
How you flirt: You make inappropriate comments. You turn everything sexual. You beg for nudes.
How you should flirt: Give them genuine compliments. Make it clear you like their brain as much as their body.
How you flirt: You upload statuses about falling in love, hope they notice, and hope they realize you’re talking about them.
How you should flirt: Be upfront about your feelings. Instead of writing poetry about them, write directly to them so they aren’t left guessing how you feel.
How you flirt: You invite them out with your friends. You act like one of the guys.
How you should flirt: Invite them on an official date. Spend time with them one-on-one so you don’t end up friend zoned.