5 Flirting Mistakes You Probably Didn't Know You Were Making

Flirting isn't easy.

There are a variety of ways to chat up your crush—some good, some not so great.

Even if you're a naturally flirty person, we've all made some major errors when it comes to chatting up our crushes.

Scroll below for five mistakes you didn't know you were making while flirting:

1. Assuming Being Nice Is Flirting

There is a difference between being nice to someone and flirting with someone. So just because you're always nice to your crush whenever you see them, doesn't mean they'd pick up on the fact that you're flirting with them.

Think about all the times you were nice to someone. Were any of those times because you actually liked the person? Chances are probably not. You were simply being a good human being, so don't just assume that by constantly being sweet as apple pie to your crush they'll pick up on your feelings for them.

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2. Laughing Too Much

Sure, laughing at your crush's jokes is a major hint you're into them. But laughing at every little thing they say is a bit aggressive. They'll quickly pick up on the fact that you don't think they're jokes are funny.

Rather than giggling on repeat whenever you chat up your crush, save your chuckles for things that are actually funny.


3. Pretending You Have All the Same Interests

Lying is never, ever a good idea—especially when you do it so someone is more interested in you.

While it's nice to be with someone who has a slew of the same interests as you, you shouldn't tell your crush you like everything they do. Be honest about your favorite things. Even if they're not the same, it doesn't mean your relationship is doomed from the get-go. It's actually kind of a good thing. You can introduce them to new things and vice versa.

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4. Oversharing Every Little Detail About Your Life

Be upfront and honest with your crush, always. Let them know what you're looking for and all that jazz, but you don't need to share your entire life story right off the bat. Leave a little bit of mystery for them to discover new things about you along the way.

Giving them too much info in the beginning can be a bit overwhelming and off-putting. Imagine how freaked out you'd feel if your crush did this to you.


5. Being Mean

On the flipside of being sweeter than honey towards your crush, many are mistaken that being mean or cold towards the person you're feeling will draw them to you. This is so not the case. Whoever thought this was the way to flirt was seriously mistaken.

Being rude to your crush will only turn them off and make them think you're uninterested in them. You'll be pushing them away and might not have a chance to reel them back in.

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