Fellas – are you looking to up your flirting technique?
Personally I’m hoping to raise mine from “none” to “some.” Maybe this Reddit thread will help?
Let’s get romantic with some true testimonials.
1. The grocery gambit
Met my husband through a random roommates’ boyfriend.
I had met him a few times at this point and he spotted me unloading groceries from my car. He insisted on helping me carry everything in, and even just unloading everything onto the counters while asking about my day. It was incredibly easy to imagine dating him all of a sudden because I had a tiny glimpse into what my day-to-day could look like.
Jokes on him though, I now refuse to carry groceries in on principle.
Oh, how he rues the day.
2. This just in
A man I worked with asked me for my phone number. We had already been working together for a few weeks, and a mutual attraction was evident.
I pointed to the bulletin board behind him “…It’s on the wall there.”
“I know, but I want YOU to give it to me.”
I don’t think his intentions could have been more boldly nor charmingly stated.
We moved in together 3 weeks later and are still in love 25 years later
3. Shifting gears
When my husband and I started dating, he would do this thing when he shifted gears in his sh**ty little sentra. He would kinda of brush the back of his hand on the outside of my thigh as he shifted. I don’t know how to explain it but it was like fireworks everytime it happened.
We were riding in that car when I realized I could spend the rest of my life riding shotgun with him.
4. Music always helps
The third time we hung out I went to his house. We were both in grad school and were talking in his room but I was exhausted from school and my 2 jobs. I was sitting on his bed and fell asleep. When I woke up he had put a blanket on me and was playing beautifully on the piano. I was so embarrassed cause I had drooled all over his pillow and surprised that he was so kind about the drool and not creepy about me being passed out on his bed.
We’ve been married for almost 4 years now and been together 8.
5. The corny crooner
Was riding home with the friends group back in 2008. We stopped to drop off the one guy, and I got out to stretch.
I mentioned that the stars were so much more visible up there in the mountains and he said, “Yeah, they’re really pretty. Wish I had someone to watch em with.”
I’m a sucker for corny guys. We got married the next year and are celebrating 12 years this June.
6. The crayon request
We met at a Halloween house party and when I was going to leave he walked me to the room with all the coats which also happened to be a kids room and he asked me “what color crayon would you like to write your phone number with?”
I married him. Celebrated 20 years.
7. Would you look at the time?
first time i hung out at my current bfs house before we started dating. we were laying on the floor listening to records and he turned to ask me what time it was, i think it was four if i remember.
he then said “wow you’ve been here 4 hours and i haven’t kissed you yet?” still makes me smile, and needless to say, it worked very well.
8. Silly, playful, and direct
I once had a guy walk up to me at a bar and said, “hello, my name is Rob and I’ll be hitting on you tonight; what can I get you to drink”.
Silly, playful, and direct.
We dated for about eight months.
9. A nervous confidence
My former fiance (he passed away) went 100% cheesy pick up lines but in the goofiest way. He was nervous and I guess had no clue what to say so he went for broke lol.
It went from hello how are you? To a cheesy dad joke “why couldn’t the bicycle stand up on its own?” Too the cheesy pick up lines taps pockets like he’s looking for something “I… I lost my number can I have yours?”
Although I could tell he was nervous he had an air of confidence that I was drawn to and he had a great smile.
10. The muse
We were walking quietly at night and he stopped, looked me in they eyes, and said “i think you just broke my writers block”
Not sure if it was a “technique” (it seemed genuine; when we parted ways he went home and wrote the first song he’d written in months).
Buuut it was super hot and i melted when he said it.
11. Knight in shining armor
I don’t know if it’s the best but it’s definitely the most memorable.
I was at the gym and had been honestly taking things to the extreme for a while and not listening to my body… I suddenly got very dizzy and my sight became white. On the realization that I was about to pass out, I slowly lowered myself down to the floor.
One of the guys working out came swooping in to grab me and prevent my head from hitting the floor. He lay me down and tried to get me to remain conscious, asking me all sorts of questions that required some concentration like what day of the week it is and who is the president.
When he saw that I was okay and recovering, his questions started getting flirty. What’s my name, what’s my number, now that he’s become my knight in shining armor, can he take me out on a date sometime.
It really made me laugh and feel better just by him being so light-hearted about it. He got my number.
12. The smooth kid
it was my first day in middle school and this kid asked to see my planner, i handed it to him and he flipped to the contact section and left me his name and number.
i’ll never forget how smooth he was
13. The jerky jerk
He bought me a giant bag of beef jerky
A few years later he was tossing pebbles at my dorm window with another bag of beef jerky and roses. He was a great boyfriend.
Ended up being a sh**ty husband though. Will always be in love with the person he was before that, however.
14. Gotta catch ’em all
He said “i caught feelings for you” and i looked at him confused, but blushing He showed me my screen and that he had caught a Pokémon for me and gave it the nickname “feelings”
We are married and have 2 kids now
15. Different expectations
Years and years ago I worked at florist where the owner illegally hired mostly Mexican girls in the states to learn English(they went to school, but worked for a rate that wasn’t even minimum wage). It was super shady, but I loved working with them. We would make up little games to teach me Spanish/them English.
Anyway, this Latin guy comes in one day and one of the girls is helping him. He wants to get a bouquet for a girl he likes, so she takes him around the store, showing him what she thinks are the best flowers. She wraps it all up for him and right as he pays, he writes his number on the paper and hand them to her!
I was floored, it was so smooth. She was completely unfazed, like oh that’s how men are like where I’m from, men don’t do that here?
I was like, uh nope
Hold on, just gotta jot down some notes.
What’s the best flirting technique in your opinion?
Tell us in the comments.