If you’re at a nightclub, coffee shop, or party and want to get the attention of a guy, you need to make sure you’re doing it right. Flirting is an art, and if you make all the wrong moves you can forget about getting his phone number. Here are 10 things you absolutely must avoid when you’re flirting with him.
1. Too Much Eye Contact
Eye contact is obviously important. It conveys that you are both confident in yourself and signals that you are interested in him. On the other hand, it is possible to take it too far. Using occasional glances to get his attention is perfectly fine, but no guy wants you to weird him out with excessive ogling.
2. Acting Way Too Touchy and Feely
Touching a guy is perfectly fine when you’re flirting, but you need to be aware of the boundaries. A subtle touch on his arm or shoulder while chatting is acceptable. On the other hand, pinching him on the butt or grabbing his junk because you think you’re being cute is literally against the law. So, yeah, you definitely shouldn’t do that.
3. Trashing Other Girls in Front of Him
You’re never going to lift yourself up by bringing others down. Telling the guy how another girl is a bitch is only going to make you come across as unattractive, jealous and insecure. If you have a legitimate beef with others, take it up with them; don’t try to drag a guy that you don’t even know into the feud.
4. Trying Too Hard To Impress Him
We understand that you want to make a great first impression on a guy, but pretending to be somebody you aren’t or lying about non-existent accomplishments will end up backfiring in the long run, especially if he’s really interested in knowing more about you. At some point you will end up having to confess that your family doesn’t really own a beach house in the Hamptons, so you might as well just be yourself and allow him to like you for who you actually are.