How easy do I or do I not have it as a woman in the dating world?
August 12, 2010 2:16 PM Subscribe
All right. How difficult is it for women to flirt with men *really*? I often hear that just smiling at a dude is good enough, but how true is that? What tactics have been successful for you, ladies? What is it you gentlemen out there wish a woman would (reasonably) do in a social situation? I've read the SIRC guide to flirting, but I'm looking for some real world anecdotes to supplement that.
posted by anonymous to human relations (38 answers total) 46 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a female in my late twenties, and I'm terribly shy, especially when it comes to the opposite sex (nothing new there, I know). But I'm really trying hard to overcome this, and I could use some inspiration. Because every single date I've EVER gone on has been with someone who approached me first but later turned out to be a jerk who probably wouldn't have been tolerated by someone with more confidence, and I've met these guys in all kinds of social situations, not just bars. So, I'm thinking it's time I took charge. Give me some pointers! Please?
P.S. - I'm always seeing posts here about overcoming shyness with the opposite sex, but it seems like most of them are men asking how to approach women. If I've missed some helpful posts from women like me, I'd appreciate the linkage!