Flirting Tips for Mature Daters

By: Elizabeth Marie |

Regardless of your age, it’s never too late to flirt. Flirting remains an easy and meaningful way to spark the interest of someone you’ve just met on an over 50 dating web siteor in person.

If you’re flirting on an over 50 dating site, it doesn’t hurt to add a wink or a smile when sending someone a message. Most over 50 dating web sites have these features, if not, you can make your own: =o) (tilt your head and you will see the “smile”).

If you’re meeting someone in person, break the touch barrier. It can be as obvious as touching someone’s arm while talking. It can be as faint as having your knees come into contact under the table.

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A big part of flirting involves reactions. When telling a funny story, flirting may elicit comments encouraging interest, including asking “really?”, saying “wow” and simply opening your mouth in amused disbelief.

Both women and men love to receive compliments. Those that sincerely compliment the physical appearance of the opposite sex are the ones which imply an immediate attraction. A special note to guys, try to compliment something about her wardrobe as women spend a lot of time picking out what they are going to wear.

This is an easy one. Everyone likes to hear their name, so when you repeat someone’s name, you’re subtlety letting her or him know of your willingness to create a closer, more intimate connection.

This one is even easier. Be yourself, even if it means being klutzy and not saying or doing the right thing at the right time. If you want to see how it works in the movies, rent Warner Bros.’ hit “Must Love Dogs” and watch how John Cusack attempts to woo Diane Lane.

A recent Pew Research Study shows 40% of the tech savvy adults flirt via e-mail or instant messaging. They also routinely send sweet and sexy text messages by cell phone (but don’t do an Anthony Weiner!). Also, research has shown men tend to routinely mistake friendly behavior for flirting. Both sexes make the mistake of engaging in too much eye contact to the point of staring (or as Frankie Valli once sang, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”).

Of course, the first step to flirting is finding someone to flirt with. One great place to start is on an over 50 dating site. This is especially helpful if you are the shy type. The online flirting can lead to telephone flirting, which can lead to actual in-person flirting. Start your flirting (and dating) now on an online over 50 dating service.