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Maybe Another Time...

Maybe Another Time...

Date: Jun 01 2007

Themes: How To, Romance

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Have you ever had a dating slump where you just can’t seem to connect with anyone you meet? Flirting can be a really hard thing to do well. It’s also hard to say what makes someone good at flirting and someone else bad at it. But Kevin has a theory about that. Listen to him help Mason try to figure out why he can’t get anyone to go out with him.

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Kevin

Kevin

Mason

Mason

Kevin:  What’s going on?

Mason:  You know it’s spring, so if I’ve been kinda…had my eye out for something going on. But I think my game’s a little bit off.

Kevin:  What’s wrong?

Mason:  Well first of all, nothing I’m doing seems to work so I need to go back to, like, Flirting 101. I don’t know.

Kevin:  I think flirting is a real art and I think a lot of people just don’t have it at all or don’t make much of an effort.

Mason:  I’ll probably fall in the latter category.

Kevin:  Why’s that?

Mason:  Well a lot of it is you’ve got to be really out going, you gotta have a certain bravado, when I’ve been to like Spain and what not, they’re like raised to do that.

Kevin:  They’re taught how to flirt, exactly, exactly.

Mason:  And you know, here there’s this certain self-deprecating-ness, shame, self-consciousness, whatever that…not necessarily what you need to do when you’re trying to flirt, so maybe that’s my problem.

Kevin:  And I think culturally, flirting can be difficult because some people might take it…they might take offense to it.

Mason:  Well I’ve certainly thought that flirting is basically being totally inappropriate, but someone thinks you’re cute so they let you get away with it.

Kevin:  Exactly.

 

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討論

Since it’s spring time, Mason has been trying to meet someone to date. But he hasn’t had any luck. He thinks he must be doing something wrong, so he jokes that he should take a class on flirting.

Kevin says he thinks that most people who have a hard time flirting either just don’t know how or don’t try hard enough. Mason says he thinks he might be trying hard enough. He compares himself to more aggressive men that he’s met in Spain and elsewhere on his travels.

Flirting can also be hard, Kevin points out, because you don’t know what someone else will think is inappropriate. Mason says the most true thing you’ve heard about flirting: It’s always inappropriate, but if the person you’re flirting with thinks you’re cute, you get away with it. Maybe Mason knows more about flirting than he lets on.

Are you a good flirt? When’s the last time you met someone you liked? Were you able to get a date with him or her?

 

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sszhou

sszhou

China

I’m not good at flirting, need try more.

05:14 AM Jun 22 2007 |

wayhan

wayhan

Turkey

please tell me

 

01:43 PM Jun 15 2007 |

Nagaraj

India

Hi I am Nagaraj. I am working with Pvt organisation in Mumbai. I woul like to share some good feelings with other. My Msn is

09:51 AM Jun 07 2007 |

Annieyue

Annieyue

China

yeah, everyone will meet hard time, so all of us should improve our flirting technique, flirt ourself and the friends around us. Hope everyone here are rich and happy everyday, although that can't come ture, but let's try …

03:22 AM Jun 07 2007 |

calipha3

calipha3

Egypt

That is right,it’s an art.

05:21 PM Jun 06 2007 |

Mouniradel

Mouniradel

Egypt

okkkkkkkkkkkkk

07:44 PM Jun 05 2007 |

Mouniradel

Mouniradel

Egypt

  • i am goooooooood at it not 100% but 75%

07:44 PM Jun 05 2007 |

cooltrk

cooltrk

Turkey

  • so l m good at flirting but it ends always bad

02:44 PM Jun 05 2007 |

mr_cool_2008

United Arab Emirates

I'm not so good at flirting, so I understand him…Tongue out

08:18 AM Jun 05 2007 |

KOSTEROMAN

KOSTEROMAN

Colombia

flirting is not hard, it`s so easy…

01:07 PM Jun 04 2007 |

Sarah Ali

Sarah Ali

United Arab Emirates

I’m not good at flirting, LOL

07:36 AM Jun 04 2007 |

Kenneth Emmanuel

Nigeria

send this info 2 my box Kenemma4real@yahoo.com

08:00 PM Jun 03 2007 |

pare

pare

Philippines

We all flirt but varies in certain degrees. "Maybe next time" for me is just a mere good excuse…joke!

09:52 AM Jun 03 2007 |

Everwelwisher

Pakistan

i believe in True love & friendship

09:46 AM Jun 03 2007 |

blustar

China

it is easier sond than done

 

09:24 AM Jun 03 2007 |

blustar

China

it is easier sond than done

 

09:24 AM Jun 03 2007 |

blustar

China

Maybe different pople have different feelings about flirting as they have different experiences and cultures

09:22 AM Jun 03 2007 |

somaliland

somaliland

Somalia

To behave as if only sexually attracted to someone is not good,but it is quite logic to be serious each other…

05:50 AM Jun 03 2007 |

Nida786

Nida786

Pakistan

Some other Time…
Nida

05:50 AM Jun 03 2007 |

bolibei

bolibei

China

i don't think  it's difficult to flirt.when u r attracted by someone.u will want to know more about him or her,and want to play with him,chat  to him ,or even just watch  him.so u must have lots of words to speak  ,lots of questions to ask.maybe sometimes  u r shame ,but i don't think it's the problem,consequently,in my opinion,it's not difficult to flirt .just relax,and say what  u want to say ,do what u want to do,and then ,u will success .

12:39 AM Jun 03 2007 |

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