Flirting is an art that can come naturally to some (you probably know a few of them). However, for the rest of us, it's a skill that must be learned. Luckily, for those who haven't yet found their inner Mae West, there are many how-to guides that will walk you through the basics of how to flirt effectively without scaring off the object of your affection. But how do you find the books that are actually worth your time? That’s where we come in.
We’ve hand-selected eight titles written by relationship therapists, motivational speakers, psychologists, love gurus, and professional flirting coaches, each with glowing reviews from real-life readers who put their tips to the test. Because anyone can write a book about how to flirt, but it takes an expert to break down the skills you’ll need to make long-lasting connections.
While it might take a bit to feel confident with your newly discovered charisma, the more you use the tips detailed in these books, the better. So, get flirting! The grocery store, the bus, the DMV; the sky’s the limit. After all, practice makes perfect!
Best Books on Flirting Written by Experts
Best Book on Flirting for Visual Learners: Read more.
Flirting For Dummies, by Elizabeth Clark
Best Book on Flirting for Beginners: Read more.
Flirting 101, by Michelle Lia Lewis and Andrew Bryant
Best Book on Flirting for Comedy-Lovers: Read more.
Superflirt, by Tracey Cox
Written by flirting and charisma expert Elizabeth Clark, this book is a part of the For Dummies collection and breaks down flirting into easy-to-follow tips and tricks that help you build rapport and pick up on subtle body language. All of the advice is backed by scientific data, so you can better understand how and why these tips are effective.
Written by critically acclaimed sex expert Tracey Cox, this book delves into the fundamentals of body language and helps readers to decipher mixed signals. The hilarious personal anecdotes make it an especially fun read that you'll have a hard time putting down.
Patrick King is a Social Interaction Specialist and Conversation Coach, and he’s spilling the secrets on how to charm everyone (not just romantic interests) in this fun and enlightening book. From sparking up a conversation with a stranger in a bar to acing your next job interview, King offers useful tips that apply to every area of your life.
Written by a former Australian matchmaker (Michelle Lia Lewis) and a motivational speaker (Andrew Bryant), this book focuses on developing self-confidence, understanding non-verbal communication, and overcoming one's fear of rejection. The premise of the book is that a good flirt makes everyone feel good.
This book, written by dating and lifestyle coach David Perrotta, is a great place to start for those wanting to gain confidence in the dating world and become more comfortable starting conversations. It walks you through the four “Casanova Mindsets” that help you move past small talk to develop deeper intimacies.
This book is less about flirting and more about becoming so irresistible that people will start flirting with you before you even start flirting with them. Best-selling author Marie Forleo puts the focus on you and walks you through how to become more attractive to others as well as loving yourself inside and out.
Acclaimed dating coach and flirting expert Tracey Steinberg not only offers insightful tips on how to effortlessly and confidently flirt, but she also includes the best spots to find flirt-worthy folks to try out your newly mastered flirting skills on. Steinberg’s personality comes through in her writing, making this an especially fun and easy read.
The Science of Attraction is another title from Patrick King, but this time with a scientific spin. These evidence and research-backed tips will teach you to charm anyone and everyone without being too dry and technical. If you’re interested in exploring how our primal and biological roots relate to attraction, this book has your name on it.
Now that you're armed with tried-and-true flirting tips from professionals, you just need to build up the self-confidence to use them in your daily life. It's not always easy to step outside your comfort zone and show someone that you’re interested, but once you get more comfortable using these tips, you’ll be amazed at how effective they are.