7 Ways to Flirt With Strangers Without Appearing Creepy

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We’ve all been in situations where we ran into someone that just has something about them that draws you in. You want to talk to them, but you’re afraid to. Instead of becoming another missed connection on a dating website, try one of these tips to subtly flirt, but without looking like a total creep.

1. Smile and Make Eye Contact

Smiling and making eye contact is a rule that should come without question. These two tactics make it easy for the person to approach you, especially if you are a woman trying to flirt with a guy. In theory, the more approachable you appear, the higher the chance you have of a guy coming up to you and starting a conversation. Plus, when you are genuinely smiling, you become that much more attractive.

2. Be Friendly

Turn up the charm and be that bubbly person that your friends all adore. If you can be full of life when you are amongst your peers, you can do it while you’re out and about. When you are warm and pleasant, you are leaving an impression with people, which can turn into people wanting to get to know you. After all, people love interactions with others that leave them feeling good.

3. Look Up

If you want to be approachable, you’ve got to pull yourself away from that newspaper you’re reading or from your cell phone. Look up and survey the room from time to time. If you’re in the store, browse a little bit, even if you don’t have the intention of purchasing something. For example, if you see someone checking out a new television, do the same. Ask their opinion on one brand over the next.

4. Break the Ice

Stop waiting for them to approach you! Be the brave one and talk to them. Make an introduction and remember to make eye contact. Men are usually pretty flattered when a woman will approach them and strike up a conversation. You can open with anything, be it the weather, the location, or something they may be looking at. The possibilities are endless.

5. Browse and Mingle

Whether you are at the bookstore, the music store, or just somewhere you can browse through inventory. The good thing about browsing is that you can take your time, check out stuff, and even ask other shoppers for their opinion on things. From there, who knows where the conversation can go!

6. Chat with People in the Check Out Line

While you are waiting for patrons in front of you to check out, you can strike up a conversation with the person next to you. After all, why not waste time waiting by chatting to that cutie behind you? It doesn’t matter what you talk about because the whole idea is just to get a casual conversation going.

7. Relax and Practice

Trying to get a conversation going with a stranger can feel like a daunting task that fills you only with dread. It doesn’t have to be. Every outing you go on, make it your mission to talk to one new person. Even if it is just something quick and simple. The more you talk to people, the easier it will be when you come to the guy that you do want to talk to.