Normally I start these intros out with a little funny paragraph or two telling you a little bit about this week’s hashtag. Well this week’s hashtag was #MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs and after reading thru an AMAZING 27.8K of your guy’s tweets let me just say one simple thing…………I Am Amazed The Human Race Reproduces At ALL!!!!!!!!! Now anyone that knows me knows that I am awkward at best in social situations. Put me in a large group and I just feel out of place. Maybe that’s why I thrive so on the internet. But add the social awkwardness into a situation of a possible romantic interlude, forget it. Stammering, stuttering, blushing, tripping over my own tongue, completely forgetting how to my own body. Flirting is NOT my forte, and after reading all your guys tweets, it’s not yours as well. Reading people is hard. We’re taught at a very early age to beware of people we don’t know. There is stranger danger in the unknown. Our society barely interacts on any real human connection anymore with most every day to day activity being done online. So human interaction is somewhat foreign to us. We try to play it off by being cool and aloof about it. Now add into that social naivete the element of possible courtship and we just shut down. Oh sure, there are those select few who make going up to strangers and hitting on them look easy. They suck! For us mere mortals it is much harder. So after trending for over 9 hours with this tag it’s very apparent that you guys mainly feel the way I do. Normal human interaction is hard, putting yourself out there is hard, facing the fear of rejection is hard, reading body language is hard, doing your taxes if hard. I don’t know what that last one has to do with anything but hey……someone smiled at me and my brain just stopped working. So while I down another drink to get up the courage to go talk to them why don’t you read the top list below and don’t forget to join me every Tuesday at 11 am EDT for the next “Hashtag, You’re It”
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs staring at them in hopes they're braver than me.
— Ophelia (@ThatGirlOphelia) July 19, 2016
Me: Um hi
M: So, um, yeah, so…hi
— Theresa (@tlcprincess) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs Winking like mad, am I flirting or having a fit? Who knows?
— Carl Hult (@Carlswall) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs waiting til I've had enough to drink before making my move, thus transferring all the discomfort from me onto her
— Mark Warren (@bbchinigan) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs sending text of a cartoon caricature of an oblong shaped vegetable because that's where society has brought us.
— IDONTFACEBOOK (@AmericanFarrell) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs simple; first I confuse my prey with puns and then disorient them with my mixed signals.
— *IDGAF (@NVLuv) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs handing a note to Stevie to give to Pete to give to Eileen to give to Carol to give to her, asking if she likes me
— Rob who? (@papermonkeynz) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs being extra attractive. A panicky, extra-clammy, awkward kind of attractive.
— Sarctastic (@JordanCrick87) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs awkward standing, staring, and not knowing how small talk works.
— Mark Cellan (@markcellan) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs *unlocks private photos*
— Angry Black Hoe-Mo (@angryblackhoemo) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs to maintain eye-contact for 3 seconds, then giggle like a cross between Woody Woodpecker & an adolescent hyena.
— Nora McManus (@Nora_McManus) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs drinking copious amounts of red wine, then letting the bon mots fly!
— Ms B'well (@PamelaBwell) July 19, 2016
Does grinding you on the dance floor count as flirting? #MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs
— Joey (@JJ_Blue_) July 19, 2016
— Kathy Ellen (@Katellen815) July 19, 2016
— Lehi Briscoe (@Hobotnik) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs Winking in such an unnatural way that u ask me if I have something in my eye
— Soph (@sophie_gro) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs Ignoring you, refusing eye contact, not replying to texts…
then whining to my friends "why doesn't he like meeeeee?"
— Carsen (@carsenonair) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs "forgetting" to wear pants.
— Boredom Daily (@BoredomDaily) July 19, 2016
1: Initiate human mating call.
2: Wait for male response.
4: Obtain mate.
I didn't make it to step 4 yet.
— Maggie Z (@MaggieZ18) July 19, 2016
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs looking up from my phone.
— Christine WorldWeary (@googlygirl98) July 19, 2016
And A Special Thank You To Actress And Fashion Designer Alyssa Milano For Playing
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 19, 2016
And One From Your Host
#MyIdeaOfFlirtingIs Apparently The Same As The "Legal" Definition Of Stalking
— McMannofthepeople (@McMannofthepeop) July 19, 2016
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