Rather a relationship of that nature--even if it's innocuous--is hidden from public view.In France, flirting and flattery is commonplace and is often done without the sexual undertones that you might find in the United States.
Here's some of the practical strategies that have worked for others in the past; remember, though, you and your intended recipient of the flirting are your own people, so what works for you may not work for everyone.
However, if your partner suddenly seems more concerned about having a private conversation - especially if that conversation looks (from the outside) like flirting - it may be time to get some honest conversation.
Well... they had been flirting with each other in the car.
I wasn't flirting with him.
His gentle flirting reminded her of how charismatic he could be, when not telling her she was getting ready to die.
God, I can't believe I'm flirting with you!
Had she been flirting - unconsciously?
She was flirting with him and he knew it.
Then why were you flirting with him?