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Dear Dish-it: Help Me Flirt

Dear Dish-it,

Can you help me be more flirty?

skyler

Dear skyler,

For some girls, flirting with guys comes naturally. For others, it take a little practice. But don’t worry – our fail-proof flirting guide will have you flirting like a pro in no time!

Flirting 101Flirting 101

Be Confident

Rule No. 1: You’re amazing! Don’t believe it? Fake it ‘til you make it. Repeat this mantra in the mirror every morning until you feel like the cool and confident girl we know you are!

Eye Contact

Nothing says confidence like an eye-to-eye lock. Once you’ve spotted the object of your affection, don’t be afraid to let your look linger. Just don’t stare your sweetie down – it’ll seem kinda creepy. Give your guy a two-to-three-second glance then slowly turn away.

Smiley Face

Smiling shows you’re a cool, friendly girl that’s easy to approach and talk to. When your crush sees you flashing your pearly whites, he’s more likely to ask you for homework help later ... and maybe even ask you out!

Yuk it Up

You do it online and in texts, so why not LOL in real life? Laughing shows guys that you know how to have a good time and you’re not scared to show it! Plus, giggling says you don’t care what other people think. Another sign of super-confidence!

Body Language

Lots of times, the way you stand, sit or move speaks louder than words. Remember to maintain open body language so guys aren’t intimidated to approach you. Keeping your arms crossed says “back off” and signals that you don’t want to be bothered. Instead, keeping your hands in your pockets is a cool way to give off a chill vibe.

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@rainbowpoptart  When I originally talked to my father, I was given the opportunity of good timing to bring it up. Luckily, there was no anger like I was partially expecting and I remained calm, which I definitely wasn't expecting. My fathers main concern was just worry and having seen other teens run away from something later getting themselves in trouble. He even brought up how he had run off at 18 and joined the Air Force, which I already knew. But, with this round, there is no perfect time to bring it up and he's always busy or we're having to do something so it's just very frustrating to find at least alright timing to bring it up, if that makes sense.
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My advice on this may not be the best because I haven't personally dealt with this yet, but... Parents, or guardians, get used to having their children around. You're [usually] with them for 18 years, which is a long time, so of course they - or in this case, your father - is going to feel like he's lost something very dear to him once you move out. To me it seems like he does truly understand that you're growing up. He just doesn't want it to happen. He knows that you're leaving soon - he just doesn't want it to be soon. Parents/guardians who are close to the children usually feel that way. If you're really so concerned, talk to him about it again, in a similar way you have done already. Or perhaps just a "Wow, my birthday is just around the corner". Once you do move out, visit him as frequently as you're able to and feel like. I'm sure he'll appreciate it, and it'll help you maintain a close relationship with him.
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