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I Don't Know How to Flirt

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    I have a lot of female friends,

    and usually others girl find me funny or cute when I'm trying to be funny without any interest in them. But once I try to flirt I feel like I can't keep the girl's interest in me. They said be yourself but it's look like every things I do usually and makes people laugh doesn't...
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M Aug 10

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    I may not know how to flirt

    but I definitely know how to be awkward 😁😳😆 lol
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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    I'm not shy or anything.

    I'm just really straightforward. If I like someone I tell them directly.
    Mi5h Mi5h 16-17, F Jul 10

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    Literally me. I'm just naturally awkward,

    especially with guys. I get nervous when cute boys talk to me and it makes me look like an idiot ugh forever alone
    msmika msmika 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    I don't know how to flirt.

    Nor even do I want to Say what you mean, mean what you say is how I like to live.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I am honestly so bad at flirting I don't

    even think it can be called that
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    xlyricbelle xlyricbelle 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    That silly "I'll seduce you with my

    awkwardness" phrase totally applies to me. I never realize when I'm being hit on either... Whoops!
    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F Jul 2

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    I'll give you a potato.

    Because it lasts more than flowers. Am i doing this right?
    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I don't know how to flirt.

    .. well, that's an understatement. For that matter I don't even know how to talk to my crush! Anyways, I try to laugh my fails off so I feel less miserable about it.
    dandeelaion dandeelaion 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I do but I don't . I mean I can do it

    professionally if its beneficial to my wallet or my performance but if I like someone or think theyre attractive I lose all positive social skills. I friendzone myself. My friend set me up on a date and I literally sat there and laughed after everything he said to me . He was...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I really don't. Like someone will flirt with my

    and I'll do this weird nervous chuckle thing. It's not pretty in the slightest.
    anorganizedmess anorganizedmess 16-17, F Aug 10

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    Honestly I need I girlfriend.

    I don't know why but the girls at my school always go for the douches while the actual popular people (im a part of) get none of them. Im nice, I care about girls and everyone, I am helpful, funny caring and nice and tall and I have a nice haircut, and people (not girls) say...
    GingaJustice GingaJustice 13-15, M Aug 21

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    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F Nov 1

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    I'm not awkward, I'm just weird.

    When someone I like flirts with me, I just freak out and just act like I'm not interested. Then later I give myself an *** whooping for being an idiot. Then later when me and Mr. Hotty meet again, I'm just like, "Are you excited the Parent Teacher Student Conferences?" Like who...
    ILoveYourSmile ILoveYourSmile 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm Awkward

    I never had many friends in grade school because I wasn't pretty enough to be popular, this made it very hard to indicate that I like someone(Flirt), I went through a change my freshman year to where I was the cute little blonde haired nerd girl that guys wanted, they would flirt...
    Angelofloveandlife Angelofloveandlife 18-21, F Dec 30, 2012

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    Looking back I've realized several girls had

    flirted with me before I've just never noticed at the moment when they were doing. If I was aware of it I really wouldn't know how to react, probably keep talking but remain unresponsive. I should probably learn how to react
    Ifixedtheclock Ifixedtheclock 16-17, M Apr 11

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    When I'm around a good looking guy,

    I just laugh or blush or say something stupid. I'm totally not myself; I'm terrible at flirting and showing them I'm actually intelligent and funny and witty...
    Seblett Seblett 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 22

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    ARRGGH have no clue if I'm making any progress

    she was helping my department again today and I kept up the flirty talk and behaviour (pretty sure she flirted with me a lot) I made her smile a lot she keeps telling me I'm cute but she also kept calling me buddy I'm afraid I may be close to entering the friendzone (for the...
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6

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    AkibaKinji AkibaKinji 18-21, M Oct 31

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    This guy asked for a body pic

    so I sent him one (refer to pic above). I don't think he likes my true form. :'( He never responded back even though it said he read the message. I mean, it shows my body, doesn't it?!?
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog 70+, F 4 Responses Oct 31

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    It'S Weird.

    When I think about flirting, I don't even know what to mentally picture. Yeah I kinda know, but exactly? It confuses me a little. And what do you do when you "flirt" anyway? When you say "I will go now, and flirt with that person over there", what do you do? You just, go to...
    Matt200 Matt200 18-21, M 4 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Flirt Failure My Talent

    So I went to the park with my friend which has a huge pond which you can publicly fish at. We walk on to this wooden old deck where you can sit at and also fish off of. My friend spots this tall hot guy. And hes fishing with hot dogs as bate. Thats when my stupidity kicked in...
    TellmeaLie TellmeaLie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    Can someone help me..

    .., i have never really done it before....
    Loveless2000 Loveless2000 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Everytime someone flirts with me I'm flattered

    and all and I want to flirt back but something in me panics and I stop responding and I don't know I feel like it makes me look really mean I wish I didn't do that :/
    MossPrincess MossPrincess 13-15, F Sep 11

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    I'm such a bad flirter with girls in real life,

    I never know what to say or do. Even when I know the other girl likes me already. And most times I'm scare that I could get caught in an awkward silence. Those happen to me a lot and I hate it :(
    Quietguy1234 Quietguy1234 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    OrangeCaramel OrangeCaramel 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    it's so awkward when the person you're talking

    to is really good at it. Like all I could do was smile and nod and walk away
    sairaa sairaa 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I'm so bad at flirting.

    Maybe that's why guys that I like would never know that I like them.
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I do this really weird thing,

    where instead of flirting I act like I'm disgusted by them and move away. It's because of my own insecurities but it ends up with guys I like thinking I hate them!
    LocketRainbow LocketRainbow 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Not Such A Good Idea For Me

    I don't know why I'm not used to flirting , never flirts to anyone before , doesn't like flirting , and dont know how to flirt. I always thought I'm weird because lots of girls in my school flirts a lot and hang out with boys and everytime I see the way they flirt at each other...
    Sharlita Sharlita 18-21, F Jul 3, 2013

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    masonishere masonishere 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    With guys I don't know

    if I flirt, I just be myself I guess. With girls it's weird because I just realized I was bi not too long ago and I have this friend who I like and she likes me. She sometimes flirts with me and I just stand there like a silent idiot shy and not knowing what to do or say back.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Is Tickling Flirting?

    I've read on numerous sites on the web that tickling is considered flirting but I dont know how to flirt. Is tickling flirting or not.....I'm just trying to understand.
    MysticBrunette MysticBrunette 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 24, 2008

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    The Awkward One

    I have really low (justified) self esteem and when someone flirts with me I freak out cause it's such a rarity. I am also kinda socially awkward around guys I like and I tend to form loads of pally relationships where people like me because they thing I'm 'friendly' and 'nice...
    Person123x Person123x 16-17 30 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    I Don't Know How To Flirt

    Ever since I was young, I've had this social ineptitude.  I don't know how to flirt, and I don't know how to read the cues that a male likes me.   When I was in school, boys would pick on me or tease, make little suggestive comments or even steal my pencils. ...
    Vessa Vessa 41-45, F 33 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    Yeah, I Know ... How Embarrassing!

    I'm such a mess. 35 years old and know no other way but to be simple and direct, and it hasn't gotten me anywhere. Just recently I thought someone was interested in me ... never got that big compliment I was looking for, just hints. I struggle with depression and do not take...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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    I literally need help,

    that's how bad I am
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 31

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    I Feel Like A Complete Idiot

    I have recently been dreaming of this woman I am training at work. I became so overwhelmed yesterday that I actually told her about it because she asked me why I acting so 'off.' We have worked together for many years and now I can't even look her in the eyes. She said she...
    phillyphan78 phillyphan78 31-35, F 22 Responses May 29, 2010

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    I Get An "f" In Flirting

    The subtleties of flirting have always escaped me. I'm very shy and have always admired the objects of my affection from afar. I just don't know how to flirt. I never learned. My best friend is an amazing flirt in a really casual way. She's not overly exaggerated or sexual, she...
    vbunny vbunny 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 5, 2011

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    I'll see a chick, walk up to here

    after my knees stop shaking from nervousness, and then stare at her with a stupid or funny face. She and her friends either laugh, look disgusted, look scared and worried, or smile. That last one has happened twice. The rest... You get the idea
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I really don't know how to flirt

    and reciprocate to flirt. any one good in that?
    Dangerpus Dangerpus 18-21, F 30 Responses Aug 26

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    Closet I've ever gotten with flirting with

    someone is complementing each other she says to me Man Chris your cute and I reply your really cute yourself Is that good way to start? got no clue Girl I'm flirting with is really cute she is a true Scottish lass and we work together which is a bonus
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31

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    Flirting is very hard.

    I tried showing off my body but nobody seem to look at me. They prefer big butt chicks or huge breast. The max of flirting I do is smiling
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    I've never had to flirt.

    ..so I'm kinda clueless
    Tami8161 Tami8161 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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