Are you single and ready to mingle, only that your work schedule is too cramped to let you insert a bit of fun? Don’t fret; with social media and online dating sites just at your fingertips, it is easier now to meet new friends. That’s the beauty of internet technology for you. It allows you to connect with other people halfway across the globe at any time at your convenience. Furthermore, people are more open to discussing deep topics online, because typing down their thoughts is easier than speaking their minds.
However, with the absence of vocal tone and body language, what you say online can easily be misinterpreted, thus making flirting in virtual reality a little tricky. Not that flirting has always been easy to do in the real world, but the obvious disadvantage of online dating can make flirting a bit more challenging than usual. So, the question that you would probably be asking now is ”how do you flirt online?”
If you’re worried about feeling silly or sounding awkward when you flirt online, then read on. The following tips will help you breeze through any online conversation and flirt like a pro.
Flirting via Instant Messengers or Private Messengers
- Relax and Be Your Awesome Self
Putting on a façade to impress may be easy at first. But, maintaining that “image” will involve a lot of effort and consistency. So, it’s only right to just be yourself, unless it is your goal to deceive rather than make friends or find a potential love interest who will genuinely like you for who you are.
Most importantly, don’t forget to relax. After all, flirting is all about letting your hair down.
- Start a Conversation
The first step to making acquaintances is to simply take the plunge by saying, “Hi.” Don’t be nervous about making a good or bad impression, or feeling embarrassed about being rejected. It’s okay if you don’t get a reply; there are plenty more fish in the sea. But, if you do get a response, grab that opportunity to strike a conversation. Mentioning something from your chat mate’s profile that you may find interesting is a good way to jumpstart a conversation.
- Be Playful
You don’t have to get into a deep meaningful conversation just yet by talking about the war in Syria or global warming. Keep things light between you. Stick to trivial topics that will allow the two of you to get to know each other: favorite color, favorite band, Beatles or Elvis, Venice or Paris, etc. Better yet, crack a joke, laugh (write LOL or use emoticons of course), and just go with the flow. A little bit of teasing, once you feel comfortable enough with each other, can really make things exciting.
- Show Interest
Let your chat mates know that you are interested by paying attention to what they say and asking questions. Instead of ending your chat session with a polite “it was nice talking to you,” let them know that you had a blast of a time. “I had fun chatting with you” or “it would be great if we could chat again soon” are great compliments that let them know how much you appreciate their company.
Express your admiration by complimenting your chat mates not just on their looks, but on various other things that make them look cool or awesome in your eyes. Here are sample phrases to give you some ideas:
“Wow, your job is awesome.”
“You must be good at what you do.”
“You’re so funny!”
“I love it that you crack me up like that.”
“You have beautiful eyes.”
“I like your lips. Looks kissable.”
On Social Media
- Like and Comment On Some Of Their Posts
Take note of the word “some.” Don’t smother them with attention by liking and commenting on all of their posts. It can creep them. And, you don’t have to comment on how good-looking they are in the photos; leaving a short comment on the topic itself is okay.
- Don’t Gush
Don’t get carried away by raving about how hot they look in the picture. Maybe a subtle “wow” or “nice” will suffice for compliments. Or, you can use one of those cute emoticons for a bit of a comic touch. Do, however, comment on what the post is really about. Congratulate them if it’s about a new job or promotion. Admire the beauty of the place if it’s a new office, a hotel room, or snapshot of a travel adventure.
- Tag Your Photos
If you have photos together (given that you’ve met), don’t hesitate to tag your chat mate, or perhaps in this case, your friend. Let the world know that you know each other. If there is a post that your friend can relate to, let’s say an upcoming movie, don’t be afraid to tag them.
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