Let’s talk about flirting. We all know the words aren’t necessarily what makes a good flirt but the way they’re uttered; the double entendre, or combined with a wink, a smile.
How about that first flirtatious utterance – the opening line, sometimes called the pickup line?
In my book, Sleeping with the Lights On, Sandra has heard a few opening flirtatious lines. She’s been married twice and had countless relationships. In her cowboy phase, she was quite literally swept off her feet. After stepping into the country bar and scanning the scene, a tall-blond-snake-skin-boots-tight-Levi-covered-buns-hunk drawled, “What you looking for?” When she responded, “Someone to sweep me off my feet,” he didn’t miss a beat. Swoosh!
The best line from her younger man phase could hardly be called sexy but did catch her attention and earned him her phone number. He sat beside her at the bar, his darling dimples only second in cuteness to his big blue eyes. He ordered her a drink and toasted her saying, “So do you think we’ll end up in divorce?”
Her foreigner dating phase had to be the most educational. What rings flirtatious in one country may not translate verbatim. But when the sheik’s son told her she was prettier than all of his father’s wives, how could she refuse a date?
My personal favorite first line came from a guy at a public dance. He had the biggest brown eyes, thick dark lashes, and a smile that melted me. And then he said, “Hello, I love you. Would you like to dance?” Okay, a wee bit corny but it must have worked; we’ve been married now for over half our lives!
Do you have a favorite flirtatious moment?