How to flirt over text: 4 expert tricks revealed

Gone are the days when you had to meet IRL or talk on the phone to flirt with a guy. Now you can slide into their DMs, hit them up on a dating app, or send a text to get your flirt on.
But we know what you’re thinking: how do you flirt over text? How do you keep a guy’s interest when they can’t see you or even hear your voice?
Text flirting (or sexting) is an art. But we’ve called on the help of our professional sex chatline hosts here at Chatrecruit to help you master it. Check out their 3 top tips for sexting success.

1. Keep texts short and sweet.

Imagine someone came up to you in real life and spoke non-stop for 5 minutes. They didn’t pause to hear what you had to say. They just droned on and on, enjoying nothing but the sound of their own voice.
You’d lose interest pretty fast, right?
Well, the same thing happens with texting.
Send someone a long, rambling message and you’re likely to lose their attention before they’ve even finished reading it.
So aim to keep your flirty texts short (think no more than a sentence or two).
This kind of quick fire texting will not only help the conversation flow more naturally. It will also encourage more two-way flirtation between the two of you. That’s because it gives the other person plenty of opportunity to message back and respond to what you’re saying.

2. Ask playful questions.

The key to flirting success is making the other person feel valued. You don’t want to come across too strong. But you want them to know you care about what they think and have to say.
And a great way to do this over text is by asking playful questions.
For instance, you could ask, “Guess what I’ve saved you under in my phone?”
Or, if the two of you have a history, hit them up with a “Remember this?” followed by a link to a song or photo that means something to you both.
It will let them know you’re thinking about them, without making things too intense too soon.

3. Be careful with emojis.

To emoji or not to emoji? When working out how to flirt over text, this is a question that comes up time and time again.
Emojis are good for injecting more fun and colour into your messages. And if you’re relatively new to naughty talk, it’s a lot easier to paste an aubergine, winky face, or peach emoji than type the right ‘sexy’ words.
But it’s important not to go overboard. Constant emojis can become irritating and disrupt the flow of your chat. So use them sparingly – and only when they communicate what you want to say better than words.

4. End on a good note.

When you’re done chatting, you obviously shouldn’t just stop replying to the other person’s text messages. And don’t end things with a generic “Bye!”
Instead, say something that will keep you in their thoughts. And let them know you’re excited to chat again.
You could also create a reason you need to go that’s subtly suggestive. For instance, maybe you need to go and release some tension or work up a sweat in the gym.

Ready to get your flirt on?

Hopefully, you now have a better idea of how to flirt over text with a guy. And while flirting is never easy, it’s important to remember that it will get easier with experience.
To get some experience under your belt (and make some extra cash), why not join Chatrecruit for free?
We can help you earn from flirty phone chat, text messaging, and more all from the comfort of your own home. Work anonymously and pick your own hours. So you can get paid to flirt whenever suits you.