Flirting Etiquette: A Courteous Guide

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‘ God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool. ‘

Victor Hugo

There are two types of flirting; social and romantic. Social flirting helps the world go round. For example, babies in restaurants or aeroplanes flirt. Successful social flirts put those around them at ease; they recognize the line between fun and creepiness.

Romantic flirting has a purpose. A background information check essential – is your target single? More to the point, are you? Is your best friend also interested? A few secret smiles nad some careful eye contact (no staring) is a good starting point.

Conversation should be kept fun and light – some gently teasing banter helps to create rapport, but don’t stray into personal remarks that could offend. Be wary of attempting physical contact, however innocent, unless it is initiated by the other person.

Above all, flirting is about being appropriate and knowing when to stop and move on. Never flirt with your best friend’s other half, or your partner’s best friend/brother, sister anyone else. 

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Gia G. Dixon
Gia G. Dixon

I’m Gia G. Dixon, an etiquette consultant certified under Royal Charter of King Charles III. Here is my guide to elegant style, high quality living, and little things that make your daily life glamorous.

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