Flirting... That first sign of interest

Flirting: noun: Playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest
verb: To make playfully romantic or sexual overtones

Seems pretty straightforward, doesn’t it? And for some, it is. Flirting just comes naturally to some people, like it’s hardwired into their DNA. But for others, the art of flirting is a completely foreign notion. They have to work at it, or more than likely, just get up the nerve to get out there and do it.

So much about flirting involves body language. Eye contact, the seductive way you sip on the straw in your drink, or the sexy tease of an easy smile… Ho boy, the smiles. Those are a must—the first thing you should pull out of your bag of tricks when you see the object of your desires. A smile can say so much, and done with a flirty edge… Well, that’s just plain yummy.

She looked up as Dean approached. A drop-dead-gorgeous smile bloomed on her face. “Captain Lucas. This is a surprise. What can I do for you?”
Too easy. Way too easy.
He leaned one elbow on the counter, removed his sunglasses and tucked them into the neckline of his t-shirt. A seductive grin slid to his lips. “All sorts of things. Would you like the list alpha­betical?” – Nameless Surrender

Ah… and now we get into my favorite part. The banter. Flirtatious banter is my all-time favorite. Yes, I still love those killer smiles, get all gooey inside at a good dose of seductive eye contact, and let’s not forget about those sexy gestures as well...

He slid behind the wheel and turned the key in the ignition. The truck rumbled to life, and when he placed his arm across the bench seat to back out, his fingers brushed her shoulder. She slipped him a look.
With an air of friendliness, he winked. The simple gesture held such undeniable sensuality, it all but screamed at her. No doubt about it, that tiny caress had been intentional. –Nameless Surrender

Boy, I’m a sucker for sexy gestures. After all, who doesn’t love to watch a well-built man run his hands through his hair, flexing his muscles while doing it, only to have him turn and look at you with a pair of luscious bedroom eyes as he gives you a smile so seductive your knees turn to jelly? (Hey, it can happen… In my fantasy world at least!) But flirtatious banter—that simple back-and-forth between a man and a woman, oftentimes laced with underlying meaning—that’s where it’s at for me.

She rewarded him with a soft laugh, which—of course—only served as fuel to the fire his libido had become. “So, Zoe, do you ever take a break? I’d love to buy you a cup of coffee, give you proper thanks for doing such a great job on me.”
The caramel in her deep brown eyes glinted, and he knew she understood the double meaning. – Nameless Surrender

So, what about you? I’d love to hear your favorite part of the flirting game. What is it that gets you all tingly inside?


Nicole North said...

Fantastic post, Kristin! I enjoyed your flirty excerpts and the eye candy! :)

Lori Sizemore said...

Great post, Kristin. I too enjoyed the eye candy more than I should've.

Kristin said...

LOL, thanks! I have a lot more pictures in my arsenal...

Pat McDermott said...

I enjoy the banter too. Love the double entendres that kids miss. Fun post, Kristin!

Tessy said...

I love unexpected laughs...the ones that catch them both unawares! Great post!

Ari said...

I heard on GMA this morning that men can fall in love int he first eight seconds of meeting a woman, so getting that flirty first line polished is a must, LOL!

Flirting is so fun, whether you are pursuing something or just ego building. And I agree that those double entendres like you have quoted make a hero much sexier than describing his body could ever do.


Carly Carson said...

You nailed the banter, Kristin. Dialogue is such a good way to build sexual tension. If they can't have fun talking together, then "other" things will get old quickly.


JenMackin said...

Long looks. I'm an eye girl. I don't have to have words at all. It's looking up and catching someone watching you, the quick glances where you're eyes met for just the briefest moment before you look away. Then the game begins.

Great post, Kristin!!

Carol Ericson said...

Kristin, What's just plain yummy are those pictures you posted for our viewing pleasure!

Natasha said...

Long looks. Those tentative touches. That sexy banter...Oh wait, I was supposed to pick one???
Fun post, Kristin!

Kristin said...

So I think that the consensus is... We like it all, right? Flirting is just plain fun. It lifts the mood, enhances the romance and makes us feel good all over. Thanks for all the great comments!