6 Wildly Effective Flirting Tips From A Master Flirter

The secret to upping your flirting game.

Last updated on May 20, 2024

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My friend Eva is an expert flirt. She naturally flirts with everyone she meets. Me? I'm a woman who was never comfortable flirting. I used to think it was fake or an invitation that I wasn't ready to make. I didn't want to lead people on. As a dating coach and a woman dating after my divorce, I've changed my approach to flirting. I now think it's a natural part of courtship, and it's important to get your flirt on if you want to attract a good man. That's why I'm fascinated with people like Eva who flirt with ease. It's part of her DNA.


I wanted to understand the secrets to her natural inner flirt. So, when we got together for our annual museum date, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I seized the opportunity to find out the secrets to her flirting skills. As we entered the museum, she was adjusting her sunglasses on top of her head. The guard at the door said, "Your hair looks great just the way it is." She quickly responded, "You have great hair, too! I love the salt-and-pepper look. You've got a good thing going on!" 

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Flirting tip number one: compliment him, he'll love it. Next up was the guy at the ticket desk. With a big smile on her face, Eva charmed her way to a free ticket. Note that she wasn't trying to pick up either of these guys. There was no innuendo. Just playful flirtation.  After our museum visit, I sat down with Eva on the museum steps to find out more about her flirting techniques to learn a thing or two about the art of flirting from a flirting pro. What I learned about flirting from a master flirter:


Me: Eva, you flirt with everyone. How come?

Eva: I don't see it as flirting as much as my natural tendency as an extrovert. I am a connector. I have a joke with my oldest daughter that every time I leave the house, I make a new friend!

Me: Many of my clients, and me included until recently, believe that flirting is not a natural skill. It feels fake, inauthentic, and overtly solicitous. What do you say about that?

Eva: Flirting is fun for me. I love people. I guess it's a form of networking. What's wrong with brightening someone's day? Or finding out a little bit about a passing stranger? For me, it's not at all about being intimate.

Me: I've learned to make eye contact with strangers and say something nice to them. Just validating that a cashier is doing a good job or that I like someone's tie can make their day. It feels great to contribute to someone's day, right?


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Eva: I agree!

Me: Flirting when you're single affords you great practice in being comfortable with all people. That way, when it comes to a date with someone you like, someone who might make you nervous, you'll relax more easily.

Eva: For me, the perfect flirt is with a gay guy. I have a gay business partner. We are two peas in a pod. I am so relaxed with him because I know there's no romantic interest. We love hanging out together outside of business.

Me: Without intimacy being a possibility, it's easy to relax and be yourself. However, when there is a romantic interest, what would you say is a good flirting technique?


Eva: Smile. Make eye contact. Notice something about their appearance and comment on it.

Me: Great ideas! One of my favorites is the hair flip. If you want to grab a man's attention, playing with your hair or touching your neck can pique his interest, but not in an overt "come hither" kind of way.

Eva: I love that one!

We hugged goodbye and each went our separate ways, Eva to a party, me to a dinner date. And you can be assured that I was smiling, flipping my hair, and complimenting my date!

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Here are 6 expert flirting tips from a master flirter:

1. Compliment their appearance 

Everyone loves to be validated.


2. Make eye contact 

Holding someone's gaze for a few seconds accompanied by a smile is attractive.

3. Smile 

It's so important to show your pearly whites.


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4. Show appreciation for something they did 

Who doesn't want to be appreciated?

5. Play with your hair 

It will make him want to touch it!

6. Touch your neck 

See tip #5.

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Sandy Weiner is a dating coach and founder of Last First Date. She is an internationally known TEDx speaker, dating coach, blogger, and workshop leader who specializes in helping women date as the high-value women they are in every other area of their lives.