Being playfully mean.
Let others’ flirtation strategies resort to lovey-dovey, mushy stuff that’s unbearably cheesy, but nachos*. Flirting doesn’t have to be so serious and tense – the vast majority of people would rather be Jim & Pam than Edward & Bella. Back and forth, lighthearted banter has become a preferred method of interacting with crushes, and the term sarcasm is basically a not-so-distant cousin of the word flirtation. You just have to be sure to gauge the person’s sensitivity levels correctly, otherwise you could cross the line/ruin your chances. Rating: 10/10
* Nachos = not yours, for those who didn’t punderstand.
Texting is such an impersonal method of interaction, but emoticons bridge that gap a bit. The newer phones have a smorgasbord of icons and expressions to choose from — friendly smile, Hubba-hubba-I-like-the-sound-of-that smile, silly wink with the tongue out, flirty wink with…
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