Looking for the love of your life? Flirting might just help you find them! You can flirt to show someone that you're interested in them. It's kind of like a combination of getting to know someone and complimenting them at the same time.

Below, we'll introduce you to useful phrases that will help you flirt. Use them when you're out in town and hoping to meet somebody new. Let's get started!

Phrases for Flirting

In this table, you'll find different phrases that you can use to start flirting with someone. Check them out and get ready for the next time you meet someone you're interested in!
I love your smile.
You have a great sense of style.
Has anyone ever told you that you have lovely eyes?
May I buy you a drink?
Are you seeing anyone?
Are you single?
Could I get your number?
Do you use Instagram?
Are you on Instagram?
Do you want to go on a date with me?
I love your smile
Complimenting someone is a great way to start flirting with them. Compliments about someone's abilities or appearance are especially great. There are lots of ways someone could respond to a sentence like this. Here is one example Thanks, I like yours too.
Are you seeing anyone?
This is one of the most common ways to ask somebody if they are already dating someone. Alternatively, you could also just ask Are you single?. Depending on whether or not the other person is already in a relationship, they may respond in a number of ways. For example like this Yes, I already have a boyfriend.

Responding to Flirting

If you find someone flirting with you, then there's lots of different ways to respond. How you answer will depend on how you feel about the other person. Below, we'll introduce you to different phrases that can help you do this.
I'm sorry, but I'm not interested.
I'm already seeing someone.
I had a great time with you.
You're so funny.
Let's exchange numbers.
We should get together again sometime.
I'd love to meet up again sometime.
I'd really like to see you again.
I really enjoyed talking to you.
Please leave me alone.
Get lost!
I'm already seeing someone
Use this sentence if you want to tell someone that you are already in a relationship. You could also say I already have a boyfriend or I already have a girlfriend. This sentence could also be used to get someone to stop flirting with you if you're not interested in them. In response, someone might say something like Oh, sorry!.
Get lost!
This sentence can be used to tell someone to leave you alone. Use it if someone flirting with you is being too pushy or aggressive and you want them to go away.

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Practice & Record a Dialogue

Take the next step and use what you’ve learned! Check out this topic’s dialogue unit and practice the phrases in a variety of exercises. Test your knowledge and get ready for real life conversations!
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I noticed it from across the room. How are you enjoying the party?en

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most essential English phrases to know when flirting?
  • May I buy you a drink?
  • Are you seeing anyone?
  • Do you want to go on a date with me?
  • I'm sorry, but I'm not interested.
  • I'm already seeing someone.
  • I had a great time with you.
  • We should get together again sometime.
  • Please leave me alone.
When is it appropriate to flirt?
Flirting is very different depending on your culture and the individual you are speaking to. What might work for one person, could be considered rude by another. So, it's important to pay attention to where you are and who you are talking to. Most importantly: be respectful! If someone's not interested, then they're not interested.