"We met in Paris on new years eve and are from the same town in California. On the last night we were both there, we were trying to stay awake until 3am to catch the same flight home. It was him, a few others, and I in his hotel room (same hotel) playing cards and hanging out. Eventually everyone left and he and I were alone bullshitting. He was laying on the floor and I was on his bed and I decided to throw a pillow at him (pillow fight, you know?). We did a bit of non sexual playful wrestling and when I got up to go back to my room before we left the hotel, I was teasing him and simultaneously complaining about being sleepy as I buried my face in his chest and then peeking back at him. I was about 3 inches from his face while doing this, baiting him to kiss me basically. Nothing. The guy never made a move and I was so terrified that my intentions weren't being reciprocated that I did nothing. After spending 6 of the most romantic days with him in Paris, I had mad feelings for this guy and despite the millions of other ways I tried to convey them, this was what I chose to go with, and he still had no idea i was all googly for him." -Reddit user billijepson
2. Sometimes You Just Need To Be Blunt About Your Feelings
"I found out he got that RARE game bundle on Xbox. I told to him that Banjo and Kazooie was one of my favorite childhood games (my N64 cartridge was also corrupted so I couldn't play it anymore). So I kept asking to come over after work (and apologize a lot for wanting to hang out) and play it with him, I'd sit right beside him almost very cuddly.
He wasn't really taking the hint, I think it was because we had been friends since grade 8 so he didn't really think much of it, but he thought it was weird that I kept asking and then apologizing to hang out so much. One day I asked him if he wanted to go to the amusement park with me because I got free tickets, he said "sure" and thought nothing of it. Later that night I complain that I'm uncomfortable with my sitting position, to which he replies with "Then find something comfortable I guess." I said "Okay" and landed my head on his shoulder.
That's when everything clicked in his head." -Reddit user SaratheNPC
3. Other Times It's Okay To Take It Slow And Hold Back A Little
"If I say that I like you or suddenly seem hesitant to display my usual level of affection. I usually hug and kiss all my friends, tell them I love them, etc. It's when things start to get a little more serious that I hold back on this. A friendship and a relationship have different boundaries. That's just the way it is. It's okay to tell a friend you love them, but it's not okay for someone you've just recently started dating or just started "courting." You display affection differently with a friend than a boyfriend." -Reddit user naomi_is_watching
"[I] Was having 'Christmas fun' with a sweet dude for a couple of weeks while he visited family. Time comes for him to go home. Dropped him off at the airport and I secretly squirrel a note hand written on a napkin into his pocket when seeing him off at the gate. He found it once in the air. Basically I told him that I had fallen in love with him, and that I'd regret it for life if I didn't say anything before he left. He moved to be with me a month later and proposed 4 months after that. We're married now for 7 years... so yeah, a note..." -Reddit user 0000ismidnight
5. When A Girl Exits Her Comfort Zone And Tries New Things For You, She Probably Likes You
"If I'm trying something you like, even if I'm shit at it or don't like it normally. I'm making an effort for you, because I like you. I'll probably let you know I normally don't like said things, so you should pick up on the fact that I'm doing this to be closer to you.
Examples: I don't like beer, I try a beer brand you like. Or I wouldn't normally play Magic the Gathering, I'm willing to learn it to play with you." -Reddit user A_Sassy_Sammich
6. If She Isn't Being Friendly, Or Is Being Standoffish, Then She May Be Into You
"If I respond to texts consistently and continue the conversation all day and late into the night, that's a good sign. I'll also worm my way into little group conversations with guys I like, if he's standing with a few acquaintances or something." -Reddit user retro-spectator
"Well, personally speaking of course, please don't think every woman feels this way. But if I'm happily making sexual jokes and innuendo, and not groaning/rolling my eyes over it, it means I would certainly consider having sex with you. As far as romance goes, you don't need signs. I have male friends, and I can't really think about how my basic interactions differ between ones I just want to be friends with and ones I'd like to date. But I'll flat-out tell you if I'm interested in dating you. Why make it difficult?" -Reddit user thrashette
9. Even Though It's Subtle, That Physical Touch Means More Than You Think
"I am not the greatest at being direct. I'll admit that. We are scared of rejection too! For me, I will go out of my way to touch them. Typically, a playful shove after they say something funny or a hand graze on their arm. And eye contact with a smile." Reddit user gingers_love_oranges
"I generally dress myself well and all, but if I put an effort to look extra sexy around you, it's probably because I like you. I'm comfortable in sweats, too, so putting that a dress on = I LIKE YOU." Reddit user bellalama
11. The Most Important Rule, Technique, Trick, And Tip There Is...
HONESTY. Yes, it's very possible that all these flirting techniques could work. However, if it's just not working for you, or if you're totally confused, just share how you feel. Nothing will work better than being honest with yourself and the person you're interested in. Sharing your feelings can seem scary, but it sure beats not knowing!