Hello, and welcome to my guide. Somehow, you’ve managed to stumble across it and, in all honesty, I am so glad you have. It’s nice to see such a beautiful person looking at my stuff, so cheers. I hope you have fun and I hope this makes you smile because, let’s face it, smiling looks really good on you. I’m gonna give you an insight into how I play flirty characters but don’t worry… you’re the only one I’ve got my eyes on.
Haha. Just kidding. That was a bad example, but hopefully I can explain it better than that in here. Here are a couple of tips:
Take interest in other peoples’ characters. Take interest in what they’re saying, how they might be saying it, why they’re saying it. Look for hints. Nobody likes an asshole who tells you that you have pretty eyes, yet then continues to talk about himself for the rest of the day. Maybe ask them about their day, etc. Flirtatiousness normally gets mixed up with friendliness, so why not play on the subject?
Compliment, compliment, compliment! Every opportunity you find, try and use it to your advantage. A lot of times, it doesn’t even have to be sexually euphemistic (in fact, I would advise you to stay away from innuendos) and simple compliments can make a big difference. For example, commenting on someone’s eyes, or their clothes, or maybe their smile. Or, something that you think they’ve done differently with themselves, their hair, their makeup, etc. The plus side of playing a flirtatious character is that, with mine, you don’t always have to mean it. It’s about making someone feel better about themselves, and getting you higher up the social food-chain, if you will. Saying this, too many compliments will make you look like an asshole. It’s all about finding that balance between the two.
Yes, you want to compliment people, but you don’t want to do it so outrageously. Try subtle compliments; I suggest things that people won’t necessarily always pick up on. But, at the same time, you want to make sure that people don’t think you’re just being “nice”. You don’t want to be friend-zoned!
Like I’ve already stated, innuendos don’t always go down very well! Take note of that and just try and avoid them. You sound like a pig, and girls don’t enjoy being objectified (trust me on that). It’s much best to not take your chances and stick to more subtle compliments, unless you know the character very well and are on that kind of basis.
Just try and make people smile. Flirting means that you get someone to feel better about themselves, and that’s what my character does. (That, and he thinks that it will help him out in the long-run…
stupid Leslie) Still, he has a heart and makes sure he distributes his compliments to everyone… male and female… even though he’s 100% heterosexual. He has no boundaries, and nor do his compliments.
Highlighted a bit in the last point, make sure you compliment all kinds of people. Don’t just stick to one person, make sure you don’t let your character get too attached… just one person might do wonders for their lovelife, yet kill their flirtatious streak. If you’re not necessarily looking for a partner to ship with, don’t. Just keep hovering, keep complimenting, and things should eventually work out. Somehow.
Persistence. If a character tells you to stop being so flirty with them, don’t do it. If they are going to warm to you, it’s going to have to be when you’re still trying to get into their pants.
No matter what’s going on with your character, try and always make them look as though they’re happy. Make other characters think that they’re glad to be in their company, mostly masking their true emotions and affections. This doesn’t mean your character has to be happy all the time, just try and make people think they’re okay, when in reality, they could be going through a lot. Try and keep mysterious and just… complimentary.
Body language. Touch them gently when paraing, make sure the characters make as much contact as possible. (Research shows that if you touch someone on the arm lightly more, it means that you like them more… like a crush.) Make sure your character is very open, arms by their sides instead of folded around their chest, etc. It shows trust and understanding, almost as though you can open up to them and they can still act on their charm.
And finally, number ten:
Pet names. Use them! Nothing shows affection like love, sweetie, sweetheart, darling, etc.
Have fun with it. I love playing flirtatious characters, because they’re just really funny. With the amount of times I compliment people… it even makes me happy.
I hope this helped, somehow… and good luck, sweethearts!