This statement from Little Miss Attila puzzled me a bit:

Everyone lies about Twitter-flirting, and everyone knows that everyone lies about Twitter-flirting.

In fact, I denied it: “I don’t do any Twitter-flirting, simply because, well, what’s the point?”

Which, we are supposed to assume, is a lie, and everyone knows it.

Then again, there’s this, from Vent #197:

Seldom if ever am I the flirtee, let alone the flirter — either that, or I’m too stupid to know when someone is coming on to me.

It occurs to me, eleven years later, that I probably should have included “C. All of the above.”


  1. Brian J. »

    1 June 2011 · 9:58 pm

    Way back in the day, I was unsure about my abilities to pick up on the signals from the women. So I asked a buddy to give me a sign if the woman seemed interested. “Scratch your left eyebrow if she’s interested in me,” I told him.

    So we all went out to a poetry reading on a Sunday night. I must have been wrapped up in her, because I was still in doubt on Monday morning when I met him at work. “I don’t know if she’s into me,” I said (or something to that effect).

    “Don’t you see I don’t have any eyebrow left?” my compatriot asked.

    I’m especially safe telling this story since I married that girl a couple years later.

  2. hatless in hattiesburg »

    1 June 2011 · 11:50 pm

    what is this… flir-ting… you speak of?

  3. fillyjonk »

    2 June 2011 · 11:01 am

    Not to sound Clintonian, but it possibly depends on what the definition of “flirting” is.

    I’ve experienced times when some friend of mine took me aside and said, “Can’t you see he’s FLIRTING with you?” when, no, I couldn’t. And in other cases I thought maybe I was flirting with a chap – or at least having some kind of light entertaining bantering conversation that made me feel as if I were prettier and more clever than I normally feel, only to learn that he really wasn’t interested, after all.

    Which is why, averaging those out, I say that I am incapable of flirting.

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