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Hey guys. My name is Shallon and I'm here to help you with all the questions you might have about love, lust, romance, and everything in between. For more, visit me on twitter @downtownshallon or be sure to check out my website shallononline.com. Ladies, one of the most valuable skills you can learn is how to flirt. And I am here to teach you. Flirting, contrary to what you might believe, is very, very subtle. It isn't something that's grandiose or loud or obnoxious. It's something that's quiet and demure and very charming. If you want to flirt with a boy, you don't have to go over the top. You have to do just a few simple things. Number one, make eye contact. This can be actually kind of scary, cause it's nerve wracking to look the boy you like in the eye. But if you can do it for just, like, a second or two, literally that's all it takes. Look away, smile, and look back. You will blow him away. Number two, smile. I say this all the time, but it's so true. Smile as often as you can. I'm not saying you shouldn't have emotions, or show it when you're upset, but if you bring up a conversation with him, try to keep it something positive. so you're smiling and you're face is glowing, you guys are laughing together. Cause, if you laugh together, you're bonding. He doesn't even realize it, but you are. Also girls, it's important to stroke a man's ego. So, if you notice he's really good at something, don't be afraid to tell him. Be like, "Hey, you've got a really good jump shot, that's pretty good, maybe you could teach me sometime." Easy, complimentary, and it opens the door for you guys to hang out or talk more. How simple is that? And if he acts weird, whatever, he's got weird hair anyway. You don't need to date him. Also ladies, it's important to remember that you are very mature at this age, but boys, not so much. This, unfortunately, might be a theme throughout your life. Girls are always going to be more mature and more thoughtful than boys are. So, cut them some slack. If a guy still treats you like you guys are 10 years old and just buddies on the playground, he might just not be that mature yet. Don't take it personally. He will get there, and by the time he does, you'll be a lean, mean, flirting machine.