Let me just start by stating the obvious: Flirting is embarrassing. It’s embarrassing when you do it, it’s embarrassing when I do it, and I’m pretty sure the first thing they make you do at the gates of hell is watch a montage of all the times you’ve attempted it. This is not to say that flirting can’t be fun! It often is—for you. Just not for everyone else around you watching you do it. For them, it’s awk. Sorry, these are just facts.