How to Flirt With a Guy (Yours!)
When You Want Date Night to Go All Night
GIVE HIM YOUR DIGITS.
You're having dinner at your favorite restaurant, and the meal's almost over. Write down your measurements on a cocktail napkin--"34-30-36," etc. Tell him you purchased new lingerie that fits just right--and it's waiting in the top dresser drawer at home. Now take one more bite of dessert and get out of there.
REACH OUT AND TOUCH HIM
Remember your first few dates, when sparks flew every time your hands brushed against each other? On your next date night, tap into that chemistry again with some subtle, teasing touches:
Sit next to him in a restaurant booth and let your thigh press against his. Graze his lap with your hand when you reach for the popcorn. Just remember, the idea is to tease, not manhandle (unless you're asked to, of course!).
LEAVE THE LIGHTS OFF.
It's easy to get your guy into bed. But keeping him in bed--that's worth flirting for! After you've done you-know-what, engage in a little "flirtplay"--the opposite of "foreplay." Instead of flipping on latenight TV, keep the lights dim and the romance going with some ear nibbling and serious cuddling. Or pour a glass of wine and just relax together in peace and quiet.
When You Can't Get a Sitter
PLANT A GOOD-NIGHT NOTE.
Right before he puts the little darlings to sleep, stick a note inside the storybook he's going to read. Tell him his bedtime involves popcorn and a movie in bed.
GET A LAUGH OUT OF HIM.
Completely cornball pickup lines never earthquaked any man's libido, but they're good for cracking each other up on a cozy night in. Try, "Is that a mirror in your pocket? 'Cause I can see myself in your pants." The cornier, the better!
BE A TEASE.
He may think he always knows your next move, but it's good to keep him guessing. Hit him with this: "I made plans for us for Saturday night. But I'm only telling you that margaritas and a steamy shower are involved." Flash a sly smile and see how long it takes before he tries to tickle the details out of you.