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Can sarcasm be a way of flirting?

Asked by trinitymat2 (27points) January 23rd, 2014

A guy I met was being very nice with my friend, but he was very sarcastic and odd with me. Just wondering why he would act differently towards the two of us, and if there’s a possibility sarcasm is flirting.

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Pachy's avatar

Sarcasm is the use of words that mean the opposite of what you really want to express—whether that be to insult, to show irritation, or just to be funny. It can also be a cover for affection, as I learned growing up. My dad used it a lot.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Absolutely yes. Even though I mean nothing by it, the more comfortable I am towards a person, the more easily I can express my sarcasm/ flirting.

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

Yes. He could be trying to be funny, and maybe not quite getting there because of nerves.

Seek's avatar

I think it’s a necessary component.

Wittiness is very attractive.

marinelife's avatar

Yes, it could be. but look for other signs that he likes you too.

ucme's avatar

Same shit as throwing snowballs at girls you fancied at school, kind of like the caveman bashing his bitch over the head with his club, claiming humping rights.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

^^^^^^ Yes to that, though I wouldn’t grade it as a good approach, there are the uncouth.

rojo's avatar

yes, particularly if you are somewhat insecure.

voice of experience coming through

Haleth's avatar

Yes, especially if it seems friendly or playful.

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