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I Am Not Very Good At Flirting

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    Flirting In Chat Rooms Back In The 90'S - When I was 14-16 yeas of age I'd go into chat rooms to interact with people. That was the thing to do in the 90's. Anyways, I went into...
    CaptainPeachFuzz CaptainPeachFuzz 31-35, T Feb 5, 2013

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    Hot Red Head!!! - Quick story! Holy **** I was at that 5 Guys burger place yesterday reading some new comics I just bought from my favorite comic book store, so I was already a...
    AbsoluteVoid AbsoluteVoid 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    I Used To Flirt Well.. But Not Anymore - Back in high school, it was easy for me to talk to men in general and within a couple of minutes or hours I'd be hearing from other people...
    brastrapplease brastrapplease 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Gah -  dont get me started >.< im not very good at making eye-contact with people from the start. and i cant stand people staring at me in general. which is generally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Bass Ackwards. - If I like someone, I cannot flirt properly.  But when I don't like someone, they always think (or other people) that I am flirting with them. ...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    I'm so not, but to make myself feel better, I usually go back and watch the Friend's episode where Ross tries flirting with the pizza delivery girl. After she says her hair cut...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Awkward - Flirting? That means throwing your self out there to be smashed like a bug. I get that uncontrollable shaking feeling like the first time I bought beer. I shake like a...
    ironmouse ironmouse 46-50, M Jan 18, 2013

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    ? - Most of the time I can't make out what's flirting or what's just being nice so I assume everything is just the guy being nice. And in class this week a guy,the same who once...
    AmayaEkio AmayaEkio 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    ...indeed. But aim to improve. Tips, wrinkles, hints appreciated!
    jacksee66 jacksee66 46-50, M Mar 28

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    I Couldn't Flirt to Save My Life - I have never been good at flirting.  I just don't understand all the social cues and rules to it.  I mean I find it a little...
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    What Is It? - Actually I'm a walking disaster when it comes to flirting! Not relating to either gender doesn't help, the subtle innuendo passes me by every time. I feel like a...
    sifu sifu 41-45 1 Response Nov 1, 2009

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    Hahahaha - Yep I'm rubbish at it lol
    RHSK143 RHSK143 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2010

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    Need Tutoring In the Basic Knowledge of What Flirting Is - I don't know what counts as flirting. A couple people have gotten mad at me for flirting or leading them on, which lead...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 29, 2009

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    Umm... -  I don't know how to flirt. Its awkward for me. I don't deserve to be doing it.  When guys flirt with me, I panic. lol. But flirting can be fun. Get butterflies...
    reset reset 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2009

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    Because I can't read subtle body language, the game of flirting is one in which I've always struggled. I don't know if I'm being flirted with and as I struggle with eye contact and...
    Teab Teab 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    Like A Shadow Chasing Light Carried on the Wind - I'm concerned people are going to come away from reading this thinking that I'm whining.  I'm going to attempt to make it as...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Really Really Shy - Well, I have very low self esteem. And im workin on that. But w/ flirting w/ guys i like, i just dont know how to act, what to say. I even shake some times im...
    Ivyflower Ivyflower 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    I Need Your Help... - I recently have in my mind that I may not be the best flirt in the world. (LOL)   I am looking for tips to help me become a more proficient flirter. ...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 57 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Its Not Within My Skill Range -  Oh god, im terrible at flirting.   its just not me, i perfer to just talk about what im comfortable with and not be all flirtaous or...
    SuperRobotMonkeyTeam SuperRobotMonkeyTeam 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Oblivious - I'm bad at it because I can never tell if someones flirting with me or just being nice. It's so hard to tell these days. So to avoid embarrassment I always assume...
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    I Am A Natural Flirt - When I don't want to be! I can flirt up a storm with guys who I have zero interest in. Especially guy friends! BUT I can't flirt with guys I like. It's so...
    renbrooks521 renbrooks521 18-21, F Sep 15, 2012

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    No Flirting For Me - ok so I'm married and I love my husband and I do not believe in flirting. Flirting leads to other things. Not for me.
    Neveah Neveah 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    I Fail At Picking Up Women - I was at a dance club/bar/live music venue tonight with the intention of getting a date, or at the least, a woman's number. One of my friends was...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    Seriously - I don't think I could flirt to save my life, lol. I never flirted, much less dated in school and I just never picked up on it. While dating my ex back in 02' I didn't...
    Army0917 Army0917 31-35, M 2 Responses May 28, 2012

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    Self-conscious... - I'm trying to break out of it, be a bit more flirtatious with girls (really must start calling them women soon...) that I like. For a while I was in the weird...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    ^^^^He* wasn't flirting he* was being friendly^^^^ The kid that I was told was flirting with me is NOT flirting with me! Unfortunately, his girl friend is harping over a nice...
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    I absolutely love flirting with guy/girl friends, I could do it all day because I know it's strictly funny and non serious. But I'm only semi confident when it comes to flirting...
    brooklyn18 brooklyn18 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Just had a crazy flirting session or shall I say yummy flirting session!!
    mckddy mckddy 36-40, M Apr 1

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    i just cant get the right words out..the things that i want to explain would be crystal clear in my mind but cant express them through words.whether its a professional matter, or...
    alexgabriel alexgabriel 22-25, M Mar 23

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    I have found most people know they aren’t perfect, but they try to do what’s right. The standard of man’s goodness is to compares his goodness to others. He thinks to...
    david0987 david0987 31-35, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there.
    Lonelygirl567 Lonelygirl567 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    "I'm like and open book .... Although a good read I think I may be missing a few pages" - ME
    happylad13 happylad13 36-40, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I hate lairs, I yes I do. But I may forgive you if you lied with good intentions. For a reason that may benefit me or will make me happy at the end, But if its about your personal...
    isayfreedom isayfreedom 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    I will ALWAYS make daddy happy and be a good girl for him. And maybe daddy would like to spoil me in return :) I hope he is around here somewhere.
    prettykiss prettykiss 18-21, F 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I hate that this is a topic. Nobody should ever have to feel like this. And I know it's easy to just say, "oh well you're good enough don't worry," but it's another thing to...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I come across the following writing and thought I should share for those who are destined to read it here. To those in the 60s... ================ Don't worry about what will...
    pappu2169 pappu2169 41-45, M Mar 30

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    I know deep inside that I am a good person. I am often afraid I am not good enough. And I try even harder to be better. I struggle so much to forgive myself and be kind to myself...
    cailinAlainn cailinAlainn 36-40, F Mar 31

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    No matter what I do or how hard I try I fail. I fail everyone in my life. I don't know why people stay in my life when they think so little of me. If I'm not good enough move on...
    sharyl1025 sharyl1025 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I've always struggled with this. I always feel like I'm not a good enough friend, not a good enough spouse, not a good sister, not a good enough student, not a good enough person...
    MadameMM MadameMM 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 27

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    So I have had some stories about how men disrespect women I figure I should state this one. There are some women out there, who use their assets to use good men. They use them for...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    The Animals - "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" Baby, do you understand me now Sometimes I feel a little mad But don't you know that no one alive Can always be an angel When...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I really want to know which idiot discovered this word.Its meaningless.Well instead of GOODBYES its name should have been SADBYES.Because neither sides are good,well,etc,etc. Well...
    Revika Revika 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Never. I never am. Whether it's being a good enough sibling, son, student, friend, or anything. I'm never good enough. No matter how hard I try I fail. Everyone else is better...
    seasalticecream seasalticecream 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I like to smell good that's why I always use shampoos, body lotions, deodorants, and perfumes with good smells. It may sound silly but I love my own body scent because its always...
    HariMi HariMi 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I am not good looking. I want to be loved. But no one loves me. I know I am good at heart.. i can love someone more than my life.. But just because I am not good looking no one is...
    alonewithoutlove alonewithoutlove 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    We had to write an essay in English class, picking whether or not we believe there is good in everyone. My friend, who is one of the nicest people I know, who always looks for the...
    Anmit98 Anmit98 13-15, F Mar 18

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    I'd like to specify what i mean by being a 'good guy'. I don't tell multiple women lies to get them into bed and tell them i'll 'call them soon', i don't hit women, regardless of...
    Ryanholmes20375 Ryanholmes20375 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Women!! Don't be that self-absorbed, selfish, hurtful (stuck-up) type girl... Anyone can be that person... If people tell you that you should be a model, an actress, or simple...
    zbabi3 zbabi3 22-25, F Mar 18

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    Feeling good is so ephemeral for me. This morning I was depressed and anxious. This afternoon I was depressed in the pits of despair. When I'm like that the smallest tasks are...
    dragonflEYEfly dragonflEYEfly 36-40, F Mar 20

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    I don't goodbyes because that means you're going to leave me alone. Goodbye means you want to go separate ways from me… Don't say goodbye but instead say "See you next time...
    SecretsNeverHidden SecretsNeverHidden 22-25, F Mar 23

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    im so not good at starting a conversation, even here on EP I suck at it. every time I see my friend the only conversation we have is "hey, how are you" ? "good, u ?" im good" that...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Im tired of being a good friend. Most of my friends knew what i had to go through during middle school, now it's high school. I have a friend of mines, she immature-ish. Whenever...
    ThatOneGirlWhoSmiles ThatOneGirlWhoSmiles 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23