10 Things to Avoid When Flirting With A Guy

5. GOING OVERBOARD WITH JOKES ABOUT HIM OR YOURSELF

Being a little self-deprecating can be beneficial. It demonstrates that you are aware that you do not always take yourself too seriously. Similarly, if he has a good sense of humor, a few playful jokes at his expense can be a good way to flirt. However, you don’t want to go too far. Making too many jokes about yourself will make him believe you dislike yourself. At the same time, if you roast him too hard, he’ll think you’re a jerk. So, if you’re going to tease him with a joke at his expense, make sure to follow it up with several compliments to show him you don’t really mean it.

6. USING PICKUP LINES WITHOUT IRONY

Pickup lines can be cheesy and entertaining in some situations. But only when you’re being ironic and playful. If you try to use a pickup line seriously, it will fail spectacularly. Worse, you’ll come across as someone who has no idea how to flirt.

7. EXCESSIVE LAUGHING

If the guy is funny, you should definitely laugh at some of his jokes. Even if his jokes are corny, there’s no harm in smiling, especially if you want him to feel good about himself. However, if you’re laughing at literally every comment he makes, he’ll realize you’re not being sincere. Keep things upbeat and positive, but don’t act like he’s the reincarnation of your favorite comedian.

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