Thanks for all your responses! They were fun to read and brought up some interesting discussions among my friends here in Georgia. Based on your comments and everyone I talked to (male, female, single, married) the conclusion remains the same: a little flirting goes a long way. One of my friends put herself out there last week – she landed a date three days later. I guess you can’t argue with that…
For those of us females who remain innately awkward around the opposite sex, these tips were recommended by my friend Talia. Her success rate is 100% (aka she’s married.)
Step one: laugh at his jokes
According to Talia, “Men want to feel like they can conquer the world, so when we laugh at their jokes that’s like saying, ‘Omigosh you invented humor! They should totally put you in charge of world domination.'”
Step two: make him feel interesting and intelligent
“Men want to know that they can provide for their families. When you make them feel intelligent and interesting, you reaffirm that they are capable enough to get a job to provide.”
Step three: squeeze his bicep
“This makes them feel big, strong and manly.”
So there you have it.
I thought about putting these 3 steps to the test and writing a followup post with my results, but right now I’m too busy reading Jane Austen novels and crying myself to sleep at night. What?
(Besides, I’m still more likely to accidentally punch and break his bicep rather than squeeze it flirtatiously…once an awkward girl, always an awkward girl. Amen?)