It really is true that, in the best relationships, your partner is also your best friend. That’s because they are the person you can fully be yourself with, whom you have the best time with, and whom you can confide in and trust the most. That’s why so many successful relationships start off as friendships. However, making that transition from friendship to something “more” is not without its challenges. Sometimes, things just evolve naturally, but just as often, it takes effort to move from the friend zone to the, well, bone zone (sorry). Knowing how to go from friends to dating starts with having a good flirt game. It’s how you subtly tell them you’d like to change the dynamic of your relationship, while still testing the waters. It’s also a position that’s easy to back off of, should you get the message they just want to be friends, without putting the friendship at any real risk.
If you’re looking to go from crushing to smashing with a friend, the way you flirt is actually not all that different than how you would with a stranger or someone you’re still getting to know. So if you are already comfortable flirting, this should be easy. The one key difference is to take it slow and feel things out before you make any sudden moves. Here are some tips to get you started.
1. Flirt With Confidence
Whether you’re flirting with a friend or a total stranger, the most important thing is to do it with confidence. Not only is confidence sexy, but a lack of it can make things unnecessarily awkward, fast.
2. Take Advantage Of Touch Whenever It’s Natural
Touch is a big part of getting your flirt on. Whether it’s brushing their arm, pushing back a lock of hair, or just grabbing their arm when you laugh, making contact takes your flirting to the next level. Just take it easy — no one likes an octopus.