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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. Boys, if you really want to be successful with the opposite sex you're going to have to learn how to flirt. But don't be discouraged or frightened, this is actually very easy. The cornerstone of being a good flirt as a man is to number one be confident. I know you can be a little light on confident sometimes, but if you can just fake it til you make it, a lot of times the actual confidence will come. There's also a big difference in being confident and being kind of obnoxious. This goes hand-in-hand with my second point, be nice to girls. Be nice to the girls you like, and I know this sounds like a no brainer but for example, when I was 13 the boy I liked used to call me bug bite breasts.' Clearly this made an impression on me, not the impression I think he was hoping for because years later he told me he had a huge crush on me, wanted me to be his first kiss blah blah blah. How would I have known that? I know that it's tempting to flirt with a girl by teasing her, or pulling her hair or pushing her. Don't do it. We don't like it and it's not going to get you the result you want. You're better off just making eye contact with a girl, smiling and saying hi if you have nothing else to say than teasing her or being kind of mean because every girl wants to be treated like a princess, right? Another great flirting strategy is to compliment a girl. It doesn't have to be some sort of over the top declaration. But a simple ""hey I really like your hair like that"" will blow her away, I promise. And again and always smile, even if you have braces. A smile is still better than a frown.