Are they flirting or just being friendly? Here are 4 ways you can differentiate these mixed messages

Being friendly is entirely different from flirting. However, a lot of the times people can confuse the two and get emotionally involved. To avoid these kinds of situations, here are 4 ways you can differentiate mixed messages.
Are they flirting or just being friendly? Here are 4 ways you can differentiate these mixed messagesAre they flirting or just being friendly? Here are 4 ways you can differentiate these mixed messages
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A lot of the times, people misinterpret friendly behaviour with flirting. Be it with your colleagues, friends or even distant relatives. Misreading signs and conversation can be something that could happen to anyone. After all, they are just trying to be friendly and it is you who has a different in mind, right? Well, to make sure that you do not read these mixed messages wrong the next time, we have got you covered. Here are 4 ways you can differentiate if they are being flirty or just friendly.

1. Body Language

This is one of the easiest ways to determine if the opposite person is being flirty or friendly. If they try to touch you without any reason or if you get an instinct that they are trying to get close to you - this is when the person is being flirty. When a person likes you, they will try and lean towards you when you are talking. Even when they are hugging you, they will try to maintain a full-body contact and squeeze you instead of a casual upper body hug. 

2. Conversation topics

When a person is into you, they will try to know everything about you instead of just talking to you about work or other people. You need to understand that flirty has an agenda that friendly doesn’t. If a person is being flirty they will try and get personal with their topics of conversation and will never forget to mention that they are single.

3. Social behaviour

When a friend is into you, they will always try and get seated next to you or if you are in a party together, they will always find ways to come talk to you. However, a friendly conversation will just be limited to a casual conversation, post that the person will just move on to other things. 

4. Understand their personality

Everything can be miss-judged if you are not aware of the personality of the other person. Some people are generally very touchy and friendly. You need to understand whether this behaviour is just special for you or they are like that with everybody else. It is very important to understand whether they have feelings for you or not. Just try flirting back once, if they reciprocate the same then you are good to go. But, if they become uncomfortable, they will automatically adjust their behaviour. Read those signs carefully.

Have you ever confused flirting with a friendly conversation? Let us know in the comments section below.

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