Everyone wants to be wanted.
Whether it’s the handsome young guy you met at that concert, the pretty woman you sit next to in university lectures, the charismatic man you see on the bus each day, or the young lady serving you coffee, flirting makes us feel good. We put our charms or our beauty out there to see if they’ll take the bait. If they do, then it’s a win-win situation: They feel wanted, you feel wanted, and you might just get a date out of it too if someone takes the plunge and asks for the other’s number (Viewer’s discretion is advised: flirting with others is not okay if you already have a partner).
Flirting makes us feel like we are attractive beings that others respond to. It pulls on the heartstrings of our insecurities and gives us a small pick-me-up to last the day, until you have another bad hair day or a sick day tomorrow.
It’s the short-term sure-fire way to make you feel better about yourself and make the other person involved feel good too. So wink, smile that cheeky smile, get interested, and get your flirt on!
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