What is another word for flirting?

Pronunciation: [flˈɜːtɪŋ] (IPA)

Flirting is the act of showing interest in someone in a playful way. There are many synonyms for flirting, including teasing, bantering, toying, tantalizing, and courting. Teasing involves playful remarks intended to provoke a reaction. Bantering is light-hearted conversation meant to be enjoyable and amusing. Toying with someone is playing with their emotions in a flirtatious manner. Tantalizing is tempting someone with the promise of something pleasurable but not necessarily delivering. Courting is the act of actively pursuing a romantic relationship with someone. Whatever the synonym used, flirting is a fun and exciting way to show interest in another person.

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Usage examples for Flirting

You know you had no business flirting with Jack Smallwood as you did last night at Lehmann's.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories"
Charles Weathers Bump
I haven't been flirting with him.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
She doesn't care for flirting; I will speak to her.
"Four Meetings"
Henry James

Famous quotes with Flirting

  • I love the feeling that you get when you can really laugh with a man and be natural and not always think that there's a sexual element going on. For me, flirting with a man means making fun of myself and trying to open myself and be very unpretentious.
    Cameron Diaz
  • Texting is not flirting, if you don't care about me enough to say the words than that's not love, I don't like it!
    Lauren Graham
  • You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening!
    Josh Hartnett
  • I hope to start enjoying flirting again when I'm 70, like my mother did.
    Felicity Kendal
  • I think I'm being friendly with someone and I'll sit in their lap. They think I'm flirting with them.
    Kylie Minogue

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