A Guide To Online Flirting
Online flirting has changed. There’s a fine line between casually flirty and a bit creepy. Here are the dos and don’ts of flirting online.
Lost In Translation
When sending messages, it’s very easy for people to take things you say the wrong way. Something you mean to be flirty or funny could easily be read differently. To avoid anything you say being misunderstood, always read through what you’ve written before pressing send.
Online Flirting: The Checklist
Here are a few things to ask yourself before sending any message that is of a flirty/funny nature:
When telling a joke or being light-hearted there are a few things you can do to show you’re not being serious. Emojis are a great way to add the right tone and they can make all the difference. Here’s an example:
“I wouldn’t like to be in your shoes.” – sounds a bit offensive
“I wouldn’t like to be in your shoes ????” – clearly shows that you are joking
Other ways to add a light-hearted tone is to say things like “joking!” or “haha” to anything that is meant to be laughed at.
Online Flirting To Dating
Some things are better said in person, so if you’re at all in doubt, wait until you meet in person to step up your flirting. On a date you can let your true personality shine, so don’t hesitate to ask someone out once you feel you’ve got to know them enough through messages.
Just be yourself in your messages and if in doubt, leave your comedy gold and risque one-liners for when you meet in person!