20 Obvious Flirting Signs You Should Never Miss

When it comes to the dating game, men and women portray different signs as they flirt. But some signs are universal. Find out what they are:

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20 Obvious Flirting Signs You Should Never Miss

Why Looking Out for Signs of Flirting Is Important

It is important for both men and women to learn a thing or two about the signs of flirting so that they can know the way forward in a relationship. For instance, if either a man or a woman is flirting with you, you need to be able to tell. And in the end, make sure that you respond accordingly to avoid wasting time. Without further ado, here are some obvious, universal signs of flirting that you shouldn’t miss out on:

1. Getting playful or ticklish is a sign of flirting

It doesn’t really matter whether you guys are busy at work or just hanging out. One thing that will always be obvious when a person is interested in you, whether a girl or a guy, is if they're always super excited being around you. They will do just about anything to poke you, tickle you, basically anything to ensure that you are in contact with them. People who aren’t really into others also do this as a game though, so you ought to watch out.

2. Silly nicknames are among the signs of flirtation

If someone is flirting with you, they will always have some cute or silly nicknames that they will openly use for you, including on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. It is important for you to take note of this because it is a very strong sign of flirtation.

3. No awkwardness after flirtatious comments

When talking or interacting, you'll see them doing something so obvious such as winking or any other obvious body language to communicate that they are attracted to you. Moreover, they will not seem awkward. That is a very obvious sign that they are flirting.

4. One of the signs of flirting is complimenting with touching

As earlier stated, a flirt will always try to emphasize everything with a touch or a wink or deep eye contact. So, if you aren’t sure whether someone is flirting with you or just being nice, try and pay attention to the number of times they touch you or how they are focusing on you. Do that and you will get your answer almost instantly. It’s never that difficult noticing when someone is a flirt since the signs are always obvious.

5. Keeping a photo for no reason might be flirting

Someone who is openly flirting with you will be more than open to having a photo of you for absolutely no reason. This is because they find you attractive and want to stare at you every chance they get. So, if you aren’t sure, try and offer the flirt a photo of you just because. If they're really into you, they will jump at the opportunity. More often than not, they save the photos you post on Facebook, even without your knowledge.

6. Sharing weird fetishes is among the signs of flirtation

If someone is flirting with you at work, on Facebook, or in real life, they will do everything in their power to catch your attention in a good way. They will share funny photos or memes with you, especially if they are suggestive. They will also send you suggestive texts to try to get a nice, warm reaction from you. And if they are flirting with you, then you will most certainly see the signs of that without a doubt.

7. Inside jokes are part of flirting

Apart from the obvious body language signs, when someone is flirting with you, they will always refer back to inside jokes/stories that only the two of you can understand. That way, you will always have fun with them, especially when other people have that priceless look of confusion when you speak in your own secret code. This is meant to bring you closer as far as chemistry is concerned and hence is a very important part of being a flirt.

8. Having regular dating pep talks is among the signs of flirting

Part of flirting involves talking about dating and what both of you want in a relationship. And the fact that the other person is comfortable with discussing such matters might be a sign to let you know what they like and what they don’t like, just in case you ever respond to their flirting. More often than not, they do this subconsciously and you will almost always notice it especially if you are paying attention. Learn how to pay attention to these signs and you will never go wrong when someone is flirting with you.

9. A flirt is always on your case on social media

Thanks to the internet, one of the newest signs of flirtation includes tagging you in funny posts and memes. People who aren’t into you won’t share funny stuff with you – end of story. They will also show signs of flirting by liking your photos and status updates as much as possible. So, the next time you suspect that someone is flirting with you, always make sure that you checkout their activity on your social media. You might just end up getting the clue you have been looking for.

10. A special handshake is among the obvious signs

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Apart from having a secretive, inside language or joke, the person who is trying to flirt with you either at work or in your social circle will always try to establish a secret handshake with you. And if you respond to it, then it just shows that you feel the same way and you shouldn’t wait for any other signs.

11. You might flirt so much you confuse people

When someone is trying too hard to flirt with you, they might have difficulty telling people that you are just friends. This is because they usually have invested a considerable amount of emotion in you and are at that point when they're not sure what you mean to them anymore. And even though they usually end up saying that you are just friends, carefully watch their body language and see how they act when they say this. So apart from watching how they react on Facebook, ask them what they feel and check out their body language to get the signs you need.

12. Being their main focus is among the clearest signs of flirtation

When someone is flirting with you, then you will always be their focus at all times, which is a good thing at the end of the day. They will always pay attention to the little things that you say and will always follow up with your conversations. They just want you to keep talking because they can't get enough of you. That is just how things are when someone is flirting with you and you shouldn’t miss the signs.

13. The background melts away when you talk

When the person you're flirting with is talking to you, it will seem as though everything else doesn’t matter. You will always be able to know when they are paying attention to you whenever you are talking, which is incredibly hot. At first, you might not be able to see this as one of the signs, but with a little practicing, you will be a master at identifying flirty signs from a mile away.

14. They borrow stuff and never return them

A flirt will always look for a reason to see you over and over again. For instance, they will borrow your hoodie and never remember to return it. This is meant to prompt you to take the initiative of going over to their place to get it back. And by doing so, they will have the opportunity to flirt with you even more. You need to understand that if someone isn’t that into you, they won’t borrow stuff from you unless it’s a matter of life and death.

15. Sleepovers are an unwritten rule

Someone who is trying to be with you, especially if they are just friends, will do just about anything to sleep over. Yes, you had an incredible night out together. And now that the person you are flirting with has taken you out and can’t get back home, they will jump at the opportunity to a sleepover, even if it’s on the couch. After all, it's one step towards jumping in bed with you. And so even if the signs might seem a little vague, you shouldn’t turn a blind eye towards it, whether the person who is flirting with you is doing so online (i.e. Facebook) or at work. The signs are always the same at the end of the day.

16. Single is written all over their forehead

When someone is openly flirting with you, they will almost always claim that they single even before they are asked. The reverse is true if someone doesn’t want you because they will always deny that they are single, even if they are. You should always pay very close attention to seemingly insignificant signs like these, including their body language.

17. Blushing is part of the signs

Well, this sign over here is self-explanatory. If someone likes you, they will always blush especially if you do something as naughty as winking at them or blowing a kiss. So, the next time you aren’t sure about someone flirting with you, you can do yourself a favor and try making them blush. If they do, then they are so into you.

18. There is a lot of checking you out

Flirting makes people do a lot of silly things, including checking out the person they are interested in. And if you look closely, you will always find the person who is into you staring at you because they just can’t seem to get enough of you. Every chance your crush gets, their eyeballs will be rolling around the room looking out for you. That said, you should consider such as one of the flirting signs that you need to take with a pinch of salt.

19. A lot of giggling and smiling

Another one of the telltale signs that someone is flirting with you is smiling at you when you talk. If it’s a girl, she might couple that with a little giggling and will always try to maintain as much eye contact as she can. Again, these are some important flirting signs that you shouldn't miss. You just need to pay close attention.

20. Their eyes sparkle when they see you

Last but not least, people who are trying to flirt with you will always do their best to connect. You can see the fire in their eyes which can never be mistaken for mere friendship, even for a second. Well, the person who said that eyes are the window to someone’s soul really didn't lie and hence you can use that to your advantage.


When it comes to flirting, people exhibit different signs, and so you need to always be on the lookout. And once you have established that someone likes you, it would be good for you to take the next step as soon as possible. The last thing you want is to lead someone on and end up disappointing them.