It’s absolutely amazing. There are plenty of types of flirts we encounter in our lifetime. Gay men though, don’t flirt like straight men. We don’t have the same cultural dating and flirting scripts that straight men have to deal with, which allows us to flirt however we so chose. Here are 13 gay flirts you encounter out and about in the gay world. The ones you love, hate, and hate to admit you love.
1. The shady queen
You’re not exactly sure if his shade is a flirtation, or if he actually doesn't like you. He’s that guy you hate yourself for liking, but he’s just so damn funny.
2. The laugher/smiler
He’s got a hell of a smile and hearty laugh, and he’s not afraid to use it. He will charm his way into that heart of yours when he laughs at all your jokes (even the ones that aren’t funny).
3. The muscle hunk
They don’t really flirt. They just kinda stand there, and wait for someone with a muscle fetish to approach them. They know they don’t have to do much, so they don’t.
4. The “straight” locker-room cruiser
He sits in the sauna, legs spread, purposefully flaunting his package. He keeps glancing over at you, waiting to make eye contact, giving him the implicit go-ahead. He has a wedding ring on, and you just know this guy isn’t married to another man. You also know this isn’t the first time he’s fooled around with another man in the YMCA locker room.
5. The toucher
He usually has every single excuse to touch you. Sometimes it’s more explicit, grabbing your butt or biceps (e.g., “Oh my God, your chest is so hairy”), but sometime it’s more subtle, like a light hand on your back.
6. The sweet-nothing whisperer
“You must be one of the most beautiful men I’ve ever met.” “You’re stunning.” “You have such a great energy. I could really see myself liking you if I got to know you better.” They’ll say all these things, and look lovingly into your eyes while they do. Be careful. These men are DANGEROUS. They know exactly what they’re doing, and they get off and having men fall in love with them.
7. The Comic-Con gay
The geekier, Trekkie, Cosplaying, graphic-novel fanatic, Dominion-playing, ex-WOW player. He has that sexy dork thing going on and the more you talk to him, the more he flaunts his knowledge of literally everything.
8. The one who can’t take the hint
He was either awkward or aggressive, and you nicely attempted to excuse yourself, but he keeps following you and trying to speak to you. You get frustrated and eventually have to spell it out for him.
I’m not interested. Please go away.
9. The six-pack revealer
This guy is always shirtless, revealing his washboard abs. Alas, given our obsession with six-packs, he really doesn’t need to have game. He just keeps his shirt off and smiles at you. That’s all it (sometimes) takes.
Some guys just know how to eye-f*ck. They don’t even need to say a word and you’re into them. Often, the look is accompanied by some form of sexy lip bite.
11. The direct dude
Definitely my favorite type of flirt (although I’m biased, because it’s my flirting style). He is upfront and honest about what he wants to do with you. After talking for a few minutes and feeling the connection, he’ll ask you point-blank if you want to go back home with him and make out/cuddle/bone.
12. The creeper
I’m not sure if this could be categorized as a flirting style, as much as he’s just a creep. He keeps looking at you, but unlike the eye-f*cker, his stare makes you feel like you’re being undressed by his eyes. No matter where you are in the club, he’s always looking at you.
13. The dancer
He dances on up next to you. Makes a little head bob. Gives you open body language. Shakes his booty. Smiles. Gauges your response, and then dances all up on you once you both lock eyes.