The first thing to know is that flirting does not need the use of cliché catchphrases that one will often hear in movies and other resources. Woman, especially will not respond well to flirty talk that is copied from famous sayings. Women look for a man who is original. And when a woman is approached by a man and he says his first sentence to her, she wants him to say something that makes her believe she is the only woman he has ever said it to.
A man, who wishes to approach a woman and begin the flirt, should not immediately go up to her. Instead he should observe her for a while. Notice what she is wearing. Is she wearing business clothes that show she just left work? A man can use that knowledge by asking her about her career. Is she wearing causal clothes that suggest she enjoys outdoor activities? A man can use that as well, and ask her about what her favorite outdoor activity is. He can notice what she is drinking; who she is interacting with and is she is showing signs that she is available.
Once a man really has noticed with whom he wishes to begin flirting with, he then must make a careful approach. Women get a feeling of being desensitized to a man asking them if they can buy them a drink. A man must come up with an original greeting that will set him apart from all others. For example: noticing her clothes, he may say that she looks beautiful in her outfit and ask her if she just got out of work. This is an open-ended question that should lead her into answering and then leave room for the next comment, such as asking her what she does, if she enjoys it, etc.
Woman love to receive compliments, but the secret that men should know, is that a woman only rally loves compliments that are directly related to her specifically; she is not interested in generic comments that can be applied to half the women in the room. For a man to effectively be flirting with a woman, he should compliment her on something that is distinctly different about her. He can mention that she has a beautiful smile that lights up the room; he may mention that she is the best dressed woman in the room; he could say that she was the cutest laugh and just hearing it makes him smile. A woman should respond positively to such positive remarks told to her.
Above all else, show respect when flirting with women. Females, no matter now dressed up they are or how much makeup they have applied do not want to be seen as pure sex objects. A woman wants to be recognized for the intelligent and unique person that they are. If a man makes crude comments, sexual innuendos or other comments that are disrespectful, a woman will most undoubtedly turn him away. To win the art of the flirt, do it with respect.