Internet Flirting Tips

Internet Flirting Tips

by Sherry Morgan

About Sherry Morgan

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Sherry Morgan has been professionally demonstrating her writing ability since 2005. Within her writing career, she has written for Ask.com, Associated Content, Textbroker, and an extensive list of personal clients. She is currently working on her Associate of Applied Science degree in business management at MGCCC, focusing on business and creative writing.

Online flirting is much different from flirting with someone face to face. Flirting online requires special techniques, as you do not have the advantage of picking up or sending flirtatious body signals. You have to turn these signals into words and allow your personality to shine through. Playing nice and adding a little bit of humor to your conversation will help smooth things out and aid you during your online flirting adventure.

Choose Words

The best thing about flirting online is that you get a chance to think about what you are going to say before you say it. You cannot take back what you have said, so take advantage of this opportunity and carefully choose your words. Read over your email or IM before sending it to make sure you are not being out of line. Do not type anything you would not say aloud to the recipient's face.

Build Chemistry

Since you cannot look into the recipient's eyes or notice her gestures and movements, you will need to build chemistry with her another way. Whether it is swapping photos or discovering similar interests, you need chemistry to become a successful flirt. Begin by complimenting her on her photos or discussing your interests. This will create the foundation of your chemistry and give you a reason to flirt with her.

Keep It Simple

When building chemistry, it is important not to come on too strong. You do not want to scare him away by excessively complimenting him. At the same time, do not ask too many questions--especially those personal in nature. You want him to feel comfortable when talking to you. In return, answer his questions in the same manner he answers yours. Do not give too much or too little away about yourself without getting the same amount in return.

Use Humor

Many people find that humor is an important aspect in communication. Humor helps to break the ice and relieve tension when meeting someone new. Humor will also help to keep the tone of the conversation upbeat. Avoid using humor during the wrong moments, as you may offend the person you are flirting with. Excessive humor is also unnecessary, as it may show you are unable to be serious.

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