How To Flirt With A Guy

Written by Harini Natarajan

Flirting is a skill that comes easily to some of us but is as hard as learning a foreign language for others. Unfortunately, when you have a cutie on your mind, the more you try to flirt, the harder it becomes. A playful, flirtatious conversation is like a tennis match. You will feel exhilarated when you get into the groove. If you are interested in someone and planning to practice some flirty moves on him, here are some pointers that will make your life so much easier. Scroll down!

Best Ways To Flirt With A Guy

1. Make Eye Contact

Make Eye Contact


If you have just spotted him across the room in a bar or met at a party, eye contact is your primary method of showing interest, especially because you haven’t spoken yet. As you run your glance across the room, pause and lock eyes with him. Let your glance linger for a while. Give a sweet, shy smile and then look away slowly.

This guy may be dumbfounded by his luck that a girl as lovely as you would be paying attention to him (yeah, guys are like that!), so it may take a couple of tries to get your point across. Do make sure he doesn’t have a girlfriend who might have stepped away from him to mingle before you try this technique! If you already know the guy, look deep into his eyes when he talks to you. This will show him that he has your complete attention.

2. Smile

For some reason, many women think that being as cold as an ice queen who is always playing the hard to get game is the perfect approach to dating. If you have been told so, disregard that advice immediately. A sweet, happy woman is way more attractive than a sullen one with a bad attitude.

Smiling, laughing, and being generally sunny are very attractive. However, don’t burst out laughing at each and everything he says – it is kind of creepy – but remain interested and enthusiastic. Pay attention to him and respond in an appropriate manner when he tells a story. It is rewarding to be around a spirited, sweet person.

3. Use Body Language

Use Body Language.


Even if you haven’t had a chance to open your mouth, you can express a great deal just through your body language. Eye contact and smiling are also a part of this, but there are a couple of other things you need to know. For example, don’t cross your arms. Crossing your arms makes you seem unapproachable and closed off, which will scare the guy away. Some people may unconsciously do this when they are nervous, so make sure you avoid doing it.

And yes, flip your hair. This is a very feminine act, and it will draw attention to your beautiful mane. It is also a well-known flirty move. If you flip your hair in front of a man, he will probably get it that you are flirting with him. You can also play with your jewelry. Playing with your necklace will draw attention to your pretty neckline, which most guys find attractive in a woman.

4. Touch Him Playfully

If you are interested in a man who is hesitant to move forward to the next level, a few “accidental,” well-timed touches can turn the tables. This will make him feel more intimate with you, and he will get more comfortable around you.

However, make the touches discrete. Something like a light punch on the arm when he cracks a joke will work well. Placing a hand on his shoulder in a kind way when he is vulnerable is also a good idea. When you like something he is wearing, you can slightly touch it while complimenting it. A hug goodbye is also a cute way to establish a connection.

5. Find Subtle Ways To Put Yourself In His Path

Find Subtle Ways To Put Yourself In His Path.


If you are planning to flirt, you will need to be around the guy as often as possible. Make an effort to put yourself in his path, without it getting too obvious. Try walking past his desk whenever possible or take your pet to the same park he plays football at. Don’t overdo this, though, or he will think you are a stalker.

6. Be Witty

Men like witty, smart women. If smart comments come naturally to you, use them to develop your flirting skills. However, avoid being too sarcastic or using cheesy lines that will make you seem desperate or aggressive. Your humor should be natural and make him laugh. If your effort doesn’t get the results you were hoping for, he may have a different sense of humor than you. But don’t lose heart. Find another flirting strategy.

7. Show Genuine Interest

Show Genuine Interest


It isn’t about crafting clever, smartass phrases or showing off your own accomplishments. It is about being a good, genuine listener. When you ask the appropriate questions and give a guy your undivided attention, he will feel special.

If you like him, be curious about him and his life. Inquire about his interests and his family. When he is speaking, don’t instantly unleash all your opinions. He will feel like you are more interested in expressing your opinion than in his. One conversational trick – use the other person’s name frequently. Hearing your name from someone else creates an emotional bond.

8. Leave Some Questions Hanging

Once you’re having a conversation, don’t be overly enthusiastic. Especially while texting, don’t respond to every single thing in his message. This can make you seem too desperate. Respond to a couple of things per message, but try to leave a few questions hanging. This will not only make you look mysterious but also make him more curious. Keep your texts short and sweet.

9. Draw Attention To Your Body

Draw Attention To Your Body


Men are visual creatures, so subtly drawing attention to your beautiful body every now and then will get his heart pumping and hormones raging (ahem!). Stretch your body, rub your shoulder, pull down the neckline of your shirt just a bit. Ask him in an innocent tone whether you should get your belly button pierced.

Make him mesmerized by drawing attention to your lips – bite them in a distracted manner in front of him. But you must be careful not to overdo it. Drawing attention to your body does work well, but only when used in moderation. Otherwise, you will seem attention-seeking and desperate.

10. Be Innocently Seductive

Being seductive doesn’t mean putting on your red lipstick and wearing a revealing outfit. It is more lighthearted than that. Flirting is all about subtlety. The guy should get it, but it should not be obvious to anyone walking by.

11. Compliment Him

When was the last time you paid a genuine compliment to someone? Using compliments as a flirting strategy can work wonders, especially if they are genuine. “Wow, your shades are so stylish – you have a great sense of style” or “I like your new haircut” are sweet ways to tell someone you truly see. A man who you compliment realizes that you can see him in a way that most people don’t. So, dish out those compliments and make him blush.

12. Send Flirty Texts

Send Flirty Texts


This is especially for those women who are trying online dating. Girl, your flirting texting game must be on point. That first message will catch his attention or he will move on to the next profile. Comment on his profile or photos and make them personal. Ask a question so that he feels compelled to respond. Always end your message with a question, so you give him something to respond to.

13. Ask Interesting Questions

Speaking of asking questions, don’t ask boring ones. Dig a little deep. Ask questions that need more than just a “yes” or “no” for an answer. Good topics to talk about in the beginning are work, family, and interests. Later, you can get into his hopes, fears, and dreams.

Flirting doesn’t always mean that you have to date the guy. It will, however, allow you to know your love interest a bit better. He will most likely flirt back, and it’s fun and good for your soul to have a healthy, flirting relationship with a guy you have been eyeing for a while. These were a few tips and steps you should follow to get a guy’s attention.

No matter what flirting techniques you use, keep in mind what your end goal is: finding your perfect guy – one you can have a relationship with. That takes time, and not every man you flirt with will end up on your list. So, keep at it, practice, and you will find ‘the one’ you have been looking for.

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As Chief Editor, Harini sets the tone and editorial direction for StyleCraze to deliver engaging, interesting, and authentic content revolving around women's health, wellness, and beauty. She has over 14 years of experience in content writing and editing for online media. She specializes in the areas of Beauty, Lifestyle, and Health & Wellness and is proficient in Medical Sciences (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Biochemistry). Her background in Biomedical Engineering helps her decode and interpret the finer nuances of scientific research for her team. Harini is a certified bibliophile and a closet poet. She also loves dancing and traveling to offbeat destinations.