Maybe you've been dating or even living with someone and couples counseling could help you make the leap to marriage. If flirting means being sexually seductive, maybe yes and maybe no.
If you haven't yet found someone whom you want to love forever, fortunately, there may be factors that you can address that could help you in your partner search. Looking like a flirt turns some potential partners off.
Today he called me and I maintained a friendly yet distanced tone, which in the beginning worked great.
The more that two people look and feel like a matched pair, be it in appearance, cultural background, economic expectations, psychological wounds and strengths, speech patterns, interests and more, the more likely they will say, "Yes! " One way therefore to think of picking a life partner is to heed the words of Erich Fromm from his 1960's book The Art of Loving.
Fromm said that it's best to look for "someone who is like what you like best about yourself." If you are gentle, bookish and short, and you treasure these attributes about yourself, seek someone gentle, bookish and short.
Let her know that a partner who truly loves and respects her will want to spend time with her family -- provided the family treats him well -- then proceed to treat him well.
You might have to be nice through your teeth, but chances are the loser won't want to spend much time in your presence anyway.