Pick your position. Make sure you sit at a table with the widest view of the restaurant. If in a coffee bar, sit somewhere everyone has to pass to get their coffee or even go to the loo. If you’re by the loo talk to them on the way out, not on the way in! If you’re a bit of a comedian you can really have fun with this one and get away with it.
The 3-step flirt. If you see someone you like across a crowded room, check out the body language to see if they’re with someone. You don’t want red wine all over that white shirt or slinky dress, do you! Make eye contact while smiling and incline or raise your glass towards them. Look away. Repeat two or three times. Note their reaction. If they smile back, raise their glass back, the flirtation has begun