Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and love will be in the air. In the Lone Star State, flirting isn't just a game; it's a smooth combination of words and gestures. Texans have a swagger that's different from anything else out there.

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I found an article on Women's Health about flirting with confidence. It got me thinking about how Texans can turn on the charm. Below are some tried and true ways we flirt in the Lone Star State.

LOOKING FOR LOVE? HERE ARE 6 WAYS TO FLIRT 'TEXAS STYLE'

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Tip Your Hat and Smile: In Texas, a tip of the hat along with a smile is a classic way to show interest. It's respectful, endearing, and unmistakably Texan.

Use Friendly Pet Names: Pour on the charm with affectionate pet names like "darlin'," "sweetheart," and "honey." These are a light-hearted way to express warmth.

Compliment with a Playful Twist: Instead of just saying "You look nice," add a touch of Southern charm. Say something like, "You're as pretty as a peach in the summertime." It's unique and endearing.

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Invite Them for a Dance: Dancing is a big part of Texan culture. Whether it's a two-step or a waltz, asking someone to dance is a great way to show interest. It's about sharing a moment.

Offer Up a Polite Gesture: Holding doors, pulling out chairs, or offering your jacket on a chilly night are gestures that go a long way in Texas. They show respect and care.

Share Your Love for Texas: Bond over your love for the Lone Star. Whether it's discussing your favorite BBQ joint, a beloved Texas musician, or a favorite spot to watch the sun set, sharing Texas pride is a great icebreaker.

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Flirting in Texas is about simple respect and warmth. It's about making someone feel special in the most genuine way. Remember, the best way to flirt Texas style is to be authentic, kind, and respectful. In the Lone Star State, a little charm goes a long way.

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