7 Ways to Flirt In a Web 2.0 World

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7 Ways to Flirt In a Web 2.0 World

By Jessica Smith

The World Wide Web offers us an unending sea of possibilities, and people aren’t hesitating to take advantage of the dating scene that the Internet has to offer. Many of us lead busy and hectic lives, and it can seem impossible to meet someone worth dating on your own, so the convenience of dating sites can make finding “the one” easier. Of course, you can flirt with people online by sending smiley faces or winks, but all body language and human contact is lost. That said, even though you may not be able to charm your possible love interest physically, here are some ways to flirt online while simultaneously keeping your cool:

1. Wit and humor: The easiest way to break the ice is by making people laugh. If you can make someone break out into a fit of laughter or bring a smile to their face, you’ve already caught their interest and they’re going to feel more comfortable to be themselves around you. The sooner the tension is broken, the sooner you'll be going out on real dates.

2. Step by step: When you’re chatting online instead of in person, it’s easy to reveal information you wouldn’t normally be ready to reveal if you were face-to-face. Take things just as slow as you would if you were meeting in person. This will keep a little mystery alive in the relationship and keep them coming back for more.

3. Honesty: When you’re communicating over the Internet, you can be whoever you want to be and say whatever you want to say. Your partner will be analyzing you the best he or she can, but if they find out later that you were dishonest, you’ve ruined your chance at love. Being truthful is a key ingredient to a successful relationship, so start it off right.

4. Friendship: Become friends before lovers. Get to know each other as much as you can virtually before you meet each other physically. You’ll feel like you’ve known the person forever if you’ve both been honest with each other. This way, you already have an emotional attachment and all that’s left is the physical attraction.

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