Love is in the air! Are you looking to find that special someone? Knowing how to flirt can help you with that. It's one way to show your interest in someone and can even be used to start conversations.

Here you'll find lots of useful phrases that you can use to flirt with someone. Try using them the next time you're out in town and hoping to find someone special!

Phrases to Use when Flirting

Flirting can be difficult, but these phrases will make your life easier! Use them to show your interest in someone and to start conversations.
   
 
   
 
Du hast ein tolles Lächeln.
 
I love your smile.
 
Du hast einen richtig coolen Style.
 
You have a great sense of style.
 
Hat dir schonmal jemand gesagt, dass du wunderschöne Augen hast?
 
Has anyone ever told you that you have lovely eyes?
 
Darf ich dich zu einem Getränk einladen?
 
May I buy you a drink?
 
Bist du vergeben?
 
Are you seeing anyone?
 
Bist du Single?
 
Are you single?
 
Könnte ich deine Nummer haben?
 
Could I get your number?
 
Benutzt du Instagram?
 
Do you use Instagram?
 
Bist du auf Instagram?
 
Are you on Instagram?
 
Willst du mit mir ausgehen?
 
Do you want to go on a date with me?
 
 

Responding to Flirting

Have you ever been unsure how to respond to someone flirting with you? Below, you'll find different ways to do this. Use them to show either your interest or disinterest in someone!
   
 
   
 
Es tut mir leid, aber ich bin nicht interessiert.
 
I'm sorry, but I'm not interested.
 
Ich bin vergeben.
 
I'm already seeing someone.
 
Ich hatte eine schöne Zeit mit dir.
 
I had a great time with you.
 
Du bist so lustig.
 
You're so funny.
 
Lass uns doch Nummern tauschen.
 
Let's exchange numbers.
 
Wir sollten mal was miteinander machen.
 
We should get together again sometime.
 
Ich würde mich gerne irgendwann einmal mit dir treffen.
 
I'd love to meet up again sometime.
 
Ich würde dich wirklich gerne wiedersehen.
 
I'd really like to see you again.
 
Es hat mir wirklich Spaß gemacht, mit dir zu sprechen.
 
I really enjoyed talking to you.
 
Bitte lass mich in Ruhe.
 
Please leave me alone.
 
Verschwinde!
 
Get lost!
 
 

Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential German phrases to know when flirting?
  • Darf ich dich zu einem Getränk einladen?
    May I buy you a drink?
  • Bist du vergeben?
    Are you seeing anyone?
  • Es tut mir leid, aber ich bin nicht interessiert.
    I'm sorry, but I'm not interested.
  • Wir sollten mal was miteinander machen.
    We should get together again sometime.
  • Willst du mit mir ausgehen?
    Do you want to go on a date with me?
  • Ich bin vergeben.
    I'm already seeing someone.
  • Ich hatte eine schöne Zeit mit dir.
    I had a great time with you.
  • Bitte lass mich in Ruhe.
    Please leave me alone.
When is it appropriate to flirt in German-speaking countries?
Flirting can sometimes be a bit tricky. How you flirt and whether it's appropriate to do so, is different depending on your culture and the individual you're speaking to. What might by okay for one person, could be taken wrongly by someone else. So, pay attention to who you're speaking with and whether they feel comfortable or not. Most importantly: be respectful! If someone says they're not interested, then they're not interested.