Of course, you’ve flirted like a demon on dates: working your mojo cements the bond you already have with, say, your long-term crush or new boyfriend. “Flirting with someone lets them know you still find them as appealing as ever,” says relationship expert Susan Campbell, Ph.D., author of Truth in Dating.
Winning someone over in a matter of seconds doesn’t have to involve using your boobs (although there’s a time and place for that too), so we pulled together a list of spunky, sexy, silly, and undeniably fun ways to flirt, no matter who you’re looking to lure in.
To Pick Up Hot Guys:
1. Check out a cutie on the subway for two seconds, look away, then glance back at him through lowered lashes.
2. Sitting in a room full of guys? Turn sideways in your chair, cross your legs, arch your back, and run your fingers through your hair.
3. “Trip,” fall against a man’s chest, and say “Wow, your pecs are so hard, I felt like I was falling into a wall.”
4. Get the indie-music guy hanging near the jukebox to help you pick out a song.
5. Ask the motorcycle dude next to you to tell the story behind his “awesome” tattoo.
6. Recruit a hot stranger to do a karaoke duet with you because you have a feeling he’s a “crowd pleaser.”
7. Comment on a guy’s outfit with something like “It takes a lot of spunk for a man to wear pink — I’m into that.”
8. Walk up to that handsome guy standing alone at a party, give him a playful smile, and say, “I heard there would be tons of cute guys here. So far, I’ve only seen one.”
9. Hit up a sports bar, and ask the guy sitting beside you what his favorite team is so you’ll “know who to root for.”
10. Ask the hot Best Buy salesman to help you pick the perfect birthday present for your guy friend since he’s a “sexy tech genius, like you.”
11. Tell the guy running on the treadmill at the gym how impressed you are by his grueling workout.
12. Step off the dance floor and quickly adjust one of your thigh-high stockings. Uh-oh, did that hottie sitting a few feet away catch you?
To Make Your Boyfriend/Hubby Feel Like a Stud:
13. Gift him with a pair of silk boxers to pamper him since he’s been working “extra-hard” lately.
14. Use your tongue to get that last crumb off your lips while eating dinner with him.
15. Send him a PG-13 TwitPic showing you from the neck up with a message that reads “You can see the rest tonight.”
16. When you’re at the movies, lightly trace your fingers up and down his forearm.
17. Slip into your fishnets while giving him the eye.
18. Ask him to lift that bulky box off the top shelf because “I need a big, strong man for this.”
19. Roll over in bed and lay your hand on his biceps. Give it a gentle squeeze and say “Wow.”
20. Cheer him on at his pickup football or soccer match, and recap his smooth, game-winning moves afterward.
21. Sit in the kitchen and watch him make his famous five-alarm-fire chili because it’s “better than anything on the Food Network.”
22. Study his face, and remark on how much he looks like [insert hot male celeb he kindasorta resembles here].
23. Grab his rear-end on your way into a restaurant.
24. Get him to teach you his expert poker tricks, then take on other couples.
25. Wear a tight skirt, and let him follow you up a long flight of stairs.