When it comes to meeting new people, the hardest part is often breaking the ice. But as I’ve recently discovered from ditching online dating and mingling more offline, taking that leap is always worth doing – and it’s a lot easier when you’re feeling your best.
Two very different scenarios reminded me that a little flirtatiousness goes a long way — in a good way.
A few weeks ago, my fun evening with BW, a charming attorney from the South began with him stealing a line from his friend. Said friend introduced the girlfriend I was with as beautiful and amazing. BW immediately looked at me with a playful smile and without missing a beat, told his friend—
“And I’d like to introduce you to this beautiful, amazing woman.”
Okay, it was shameless flattery. But never underestimate the power of a well delivered line. Said with confidence or a winking nod, it can definitely do the trick, and you don’t have to go too far out on a ledge either. Case in point—M, an adorable event production assistant I met earlier this week through work.
The setting was hardly romantic — we were part of a team rounding up hundreds of gift bags for a swanky party. Still, I could feel something of a spark. And then, M noticed the necklace I was wearing and asked in a not quite nonchalant way,
“Was that a wedding gift?”
“No,” I happily informed him with a playful smile, “I’m single.”
We have a date for Monday.
In both of these situations, the men took the initiative to say something that got my attention. What if, as a woman, you’re not the bold type? Well, I’ve found time and again that just making eye contact and starting with a simple hello and how are you gets the job done.
Of course, to show up with your A-game, it helps to feel fabulous. One great new addition to my pre-date, pre-flirting routine—hello seriously friendly oral care products.
I am smitten with hello’s Pink Grapefruit Mint toothpaste (one of several delicious flavors) and especially love that all their products are USA made and never tested on animals. And move over crinkled tubes, hello items are easy on the eyes too.
One of my favorite hello products—the pocket or purse friendly breath spray, which makes freshening up in a public a snap. I’m excited to announce that Single Gal In The City readers have the chance to win some great hello goodies! All you have to do is click on the entry form on the sidebar and share your favorite pickup line. My all time favorite? Read about it here.
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*Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for hello.