College Flirting Tips For The Socially Awkward

Flirting is probably one of the most awkward things someone can do on campus only because the person flirting is obviously interested but it may not be vice versa. For instance, a girl may be dancing and casually back her thang on to a boy whose just standing there and awkwardly saying “Oh I’m so sorry, I was kind of pushed onto you,” I mean, it’s pretty obvious that the girl knew what she was doing but the guy… uh, had no clue what was going on.

Flirting coupleBut guess what? It worked. And you want to know how I know it worked? Well, because that girl who was “kind of pushed” is ME  and she’s with the guy she was “pushed onto” and they just made a year. YAY! But anyways, if you’re awkward like myself and may need a little help with ways to flirt with someone then here’s a few pointers for ya.

Most of us are college students who just want to have fun without any attachments but then are some who actually want to settle down because the single life can be boring… Just saying. I was single for two and a half years before meeting my current boyfriend and can honestly say that being in a relationship is waaaaaaay much better than being single. And I’m not trying to down anyone who is single because I know how difficult is to find someone. Okay… back to flirting tips.

1. Select your prey:

If you’re at a club take a look around and see who catches your eye. It might be because of the way they dress, how they dance, their smile, hair, anything. Just select a few who you can’t seem to take your eyes off of. When you’ve made your selection or selected the one, think of a way to start a conversation with them. Ladies, it’s okay to make the first move. Guys love it! It doesn’t matter how you start a conversation, just do it. Conversation is key when getting to know someone.

2. Look outside the club/college party:

If you’re not the partying type, it’s okay, you can still find someone to flirt with. Everyone is on campus during the week whether they’re going to class, in the student union, library, outside hanging out, you’ll find someone who draws your attention. If you’re interested in someone, go for it. Like I said, there’s nothing wrong with making the first move. If you’re in the same class as the person you’re interested in, invite them over to study. Get to know them as you study, and if all goes well and you’re still interested, invite them to hang out one day. Get some ice cream, take a dip in the pool, or out to eat a burger joint. Do not go to the movies the first time you hang out, only because you have to stay quiet and the goal is to talk and get to know them better.

3. Try social media:

Social is the most popular thing in this generation. It’s how everyone connects with others from all over. I think its easier to flirt over the internet just because of the simple fact that you’re not directly in front of someone’s face and if all goes wrong it doesn’t have to be awkward. For instance someone on twitter that you’re crushing on tweets, “I want to see a movie but don’t know what,” you can tweet back and say ” Well once you figure it out, let me know and maybe I can join you.” What’s the worst that can happen? They tell you no? Oh well, everyone has to accept that they’ll be rejected some point in their life. Keep it moving.

Have any flirting tips to add to the list? Drop a comment below and let us know!




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1 Comment

  • Sarah Reply

    November 8, 2017 at 3:46 PM

    “Select your prey”

    Ehhh, not the best choice of words I think.

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