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?