|You might be asking yourself, "How in the
world do you flirt online?" With the online dating services
today, you will find a number of ways to flirt. For starters,
many of the larger dating services are designed with built-in
tools that do all the flirting for you. These would include
sending someone a wink, a special message, or blowing someone a
In addition to using the site design, many
online daters have mastered the art of flirting by using certain
codes, as you will see from the table below. In addition to
saving you time, you can use these codes to add a little
flirtation into the conversation.
||See you later
||Face to Face
||Great minds think
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||Hope this helps
||In search of
||Laughing out loud
Although these may seem simple, they are fun
and harmless ways to flirt. Keep in mind that these are just a
few of the many hundreds of options.
You can even buy books that are filled with
flirting shortcuts for online dating. Other ways to keep the
interest and flirtation going would include the following:
- Try to respond to your e-mails as quickly
as you can. This shows the person sending the message that
you have interest and will make him or her feel good about
corresponding with you.
- Start out by asking innocent questions.
For example, when you first start communication with
someone, you could ask, "Did you do anything special this
week?" or "Do you have any great plans for the weekend?"
This will help you learn more about the person without
seeming nosey. After you have been communicating with
someone special for a while, you can use innocent questions
to see if you can find an opening in time when the two of
you might meet.
- Another way to flirt is by hinting at
something interesting without actually giving away too much
information. Perhaps you could say something like, "After
this last weekend, I had to buy a new pair of shoes." Your
comment leaves much to the imagination, drawing the person
into the conversation and interested in learning what you
did over the weekend that required the new shoes.
- Remind yourself that just a little will
go a long way. Although a good joke or pun is fun, too much
of a good thing will ruin it all. Therefore, keep your
messages nice and short but interesting. If a day goes by
and you have not heard from that person, rather than
inundate the individualís mailbox with messages, leave one
short, sweet message that provides a small hint to prompt
him or her to reply.
- Finally, when you log out for the day,
leave a slightly suggestive sign off. For example, most
people usually write something such as, "Talk to you later"
or "Have a good night." Why not take it one-step further and
sign off with "It was nice talking to you" or "Wish I was
saying good night in person."