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    Category: Flirting/How We Met

    God created the flirt as soon as he made the fool. – Victor Hugo

    The Way To A Woman’s Heart…

    | Australia | Dating, Flirting/How We Met

    (After talking to a man online for months, we met for the first time two months ago. It was a little awkward but friendly and very fun. I left with no idea as to whether we would just be friends, though I liked him. After the second meeting, this happened as I was getting out of his car.)

    Boyfriend: *casually* “Oh, I got you this.”

    (He pulls a MASSIVE box of chocolates out of the back seat. I stare, open mouthed, for a whole minute.)

    Me: “I… I didn’t expect…”

    Boyfriend: “A big-a** box of chocolates? I should think not!”

    Me: “I think… this means I can probably ask for a real date?”

    Boyfriend: *laughs* “I believe that’s acceptable after a man gives a woman a big-a** box of chocolates.”

    Mambo Italiano

    | Italy | Flirting/How We Met

    (I’m on a trip with my university’s ‘ancient studies’ department to Italy. We’re taking a ferry from the Bay of Naples to Sicily. My friend and I spot a few cute Italian guys our age on board, and I take a liking to one in particular. We run into them later in the night and get chatting. The one I like (Guy #1) speaks the most English, which suits me just fine. Another guy (Guy #2) is being a bit more flirtatious.)

    Guy #2: “You say you have a cabin?”

    Me: “Yes, I share a cabin with someone else on our trip.”

    Guy #2: “Is she there now?”

    Me: “I think she’s at the dance party out on the deck. It’s okay, though. I can guard the room without her.”

    Guy #2: “Would you like someone to stay with you until she comes back?”

    Me: “Um, no, thanks.”

    Guy #2: *points* “Would you like [Guy #3] to go back with you?”

    Me: “Uh… no.”

    Guy #2: *points to himself* “Do you want ME to go back with you?”

    Me: “No, grazie.”

    (Suddenly, Guy #3 gets up and starts saying something very quickly in Italian that I don’t understand. Guy #1 covers his eyes with his hand and sighs.)

    Me: “Sorry, what did he say?”

    Guy #1: “He wants to sing and dance for you.”

    Me: “Oh! Um, that’s okay. He doesn’t have to.”

    Guy #1: *says something in Italian to Guy #3 that I roughly understand as ‘She says no. Sorry, man.’*

    Guy #3: “No, no! I good dancer! Watch!”

    Guy #1: *tells Guy #3 off in Italian again and gives me an apologetic smile* “Sorry about him…”

    (My friend starts laughing and eventually convinces me to go find my cabin-mate. I bump into Guy #1 later and he gave me his number!)

    Standards Are Slipper-ing

    | Williams Lake, BC, Canada | Flirting/How We Met, Theme Of The Month

    (It’s my first year playing on my women’s rugby team, so I’m being rookied. Part of that is having to wear this dress the team picked out for me any time that I’m not playing. It’s actually a really pretty dress, and I get a lot of compliments on it. Also, this tournament is both men’s and women’s, and a lot of the teams just camp on the field. At this point, I’m walking back to my team’s camp with a teammate after dark.)

    Random Drunk Player: “Hey! Hey, you! Pretty girl! You look like Cinderella! If I find your glass slipper, will you agree to have sex with me behind that outhouse over there?”

    (I was really tempted to say yes, just to see what he’d come up with!)

    Some Lines Cut The Cheese

    | NY, USA | Flirting/How We Met, Theme Of The Month

    (I’m originally from Wisconsin.)

    Guy: “Are you tired? Because you’ve been running through my head all day.”

    Me: “…really?”

    Guy: “What? You’re from Wisconsin. I thought you’d like something cheesy.”

    (It totally worked!)

    Major Problem Over A Minor

    | Canada | Fights/Breakups, Flirting/How We Met, Theme Of The Month

    (At the time, I’m 13, but I look older, and my dad and I are going to a bar to get my brother, who works there. My brother is just finishing up when a customer, who apparently is also a regular, stops to make conversation.)

    Customer: “I gotta tell you guys, [Brother] is the best waiter I’ve ever had. He’s kind, gets the right orders…” *notices me* “…and has a really hot sister, too!”

    Dad: “Don’t talk to my daughter like that!”

    Customer: “Oh, come on. She’s old enough to make her own decisions!” *to me* “So how about it?”

    (At this point, my brother gets off work, notices what’s happening and comes over.)

    Brother: “No, no, no! Not my sister!”

    Customer: “Oh come on, she’s old enough to make her own decisions!” *to me* “Well, wanna ditch these guys? I’ll buy you a drink.”

    Me: “Okay, I have had enough! First of all, I am 13! The fact that you are attracted to me, a minor, is more than a little terrifying, and you offered to buy me alcohol! That is so wrong! And furthermore, if you call me hot one more time…”

    Brother: “I will send the owner out! He is a friend of the family, you know.”

    Customer: “Wow, I wouldn’t have asked you out if I knew you were such a b****!”

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