Flirting in Spanish: The Best Romantic Expressions or Chat Up lines

Flirting in Spanish

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Although you may have heard Spanish referred to as a romance language, this has nothing to do with being a romantic, or even flirting in Spanish. In fact, “romance language” is a term used to refer to any language that is derived from Latin.

But that’s enough history for today.

You’re here to learn about the art of flirting in Spanish.

Just like trying to tell a joke in a different language, this can be tricky for non-native speakers.


In this post, we will list some common expressions that (some) native speakers will be familiar with for flirting in Spanish.

Before we begin, we’ll admit some of these expressions are cheesy, and even cringey, but hey – don’t blame us, blame Cupid.

Sidenote: Keep in mind that while some of these sentences can be used with both genders, some changes (to the nouns, adjectives or subject) are needed in order for the sentences to make sense.

Let’s start with some romantic lines.

Flirting in Spanish – The Romantic Lines

1) Así como tú, me los recomendó el doctor

You probably know the phrase as “Just what the doctor ordered”.

This phrase is similar, expect it translates to “You’re just what the doctor recommended me”. It’s an old phrase, used more as a compliment with someone you just met (or laid eyes on). You can also use this phrase when talking to a friend about your new crush.

  • Ayer conocí a un hombre que está como me lo recomendó el doctor – Yesterday I met a man that looks like the medicine the doctor prescribed to me

Mostly used with: Anyone

2) Me gustas más que…

“I like you more than….”

Although this may sound a little juvenile, it’s a funny and innocent way of flirting in Spanish. It won’t make you look like Hitch, but it will probably bring a smile to the person you’re directing it at.

“I like you more than (insert name of something that you like)”


  • Me gustas más que tomar vino – I like more than drinking wine
  • Me gustas más que dormir hasta tarde – I like more than sleeping late

Mostly used with: Anyone

3) A tu lado me siento más mujer

“By your side, I feel more woman”

In other words: you make me feel more like a woman.

The direct translation of this may sound a little strange, but it’s a subtle, yet intimate way to flirt with a guy.

  • Me gustas porque a tu lado me siento más mujer – I like you, because by your side I feel more woman

Mostly used with: Men

4) Me encanta que siempre escoges tu camisa a juego con tu mirada

In English, this translates to something like “I love that you always choose your shirt to match your look”

If you hear this, then the person is letting you know that he or she has looked you up and down.

  • Estás muy guapo hoy. Me encanta que siempre escoges tu camisa para que combine con tu mirada – You are very handsome today. I love that you always choose your shirt to match your look

Mostly used with: Men

5) Mi café favorito siempre será el de tus ojos

“My favorite brown color will always be the one in your eyes”

As you may have already guessed, this is another way to compliment somebody’s eyes.

(In Latin American countries, the color brown is often referred to as “café”, which means coffee).

  • Sabes que no me gusta el café, pero si tengo que beber, que sea el café de tus ojos – You know I don’t like coffee, but if I have to drink it, let it be the brown color of your eyes.

Of course, you can change the wordplay in the above example and also change the color, depending on the context.

Mostly used with: Anyone

6) Eres el postre perfecto para una cena romántica

“You are the perfect dessert for a romantic dinner”

This sounds a little cringy, but it’s actually commonly used whether we are talking about a first date, or a 20-year marriage anniversary dinner date.

  •  ¿Quieres postre? No gracias. Para mí, tú eres el postre perfecto para después de cenar – Want some dessert? No thanks. For me, you are the perfect dessert after dinner

It almost goes without saying, but be careful with this one, since it may not be received well – especially if you don’t know the person that well.

Mostly used with: Anyone

7) Estoy loca/o por ti y quiero que seas mi psiquiatra

If you’re crazy about your (would be) partner, then why not let them know directly…

  • Si, estoy loca por tí y quiero que seas mi psiquiatra – Yes, I’m crazy about you and I want you to be my shrink

Mostly used with: Anyone

8) Tengo los ojos llenos de ganas de verte

“My eyes are full of desire to see you”

When it’s not enough to say “I want to see you.”, then you can go a little further and use this.

  • Ha pasado un tiempo y mis ojos están llenos de ganas de verte – It’s been a while, and my eyes are full of desire to see you

Mostly used with: Anyone

9) No puedo dejar de pensar en ti

“I can’t stop thinking about you”.

This is an obvious one, but at least it gets to the point.

  • No estaba consciente de lo importante que eres para mi hasta que me di cuenta que no puedo dejar de pensar en ti – I wasn’t aware of how important you are for me until I noticed I can’t stop thinking about you

Mostly used with: Anyone

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10) ¿Cuántas veces debo mirar tus labios para que sepas que quiero besarlos?

Ok, now we are getting a little more intense, although depending on the tone/context, this can be taken in a funny way.

  • Quería preguntarte algo, ¿Cuántas veces debo mirar tus labios para que sepas que quiero besarlos? – I wanted to ask you something. How many times should I look at your lips so you know I want to kiss them?

Mostly used with: Anyone

Flirting in Spanish: The Chat up lines

We just listed the best romantic expressions for flirting in Spanish.

The next 10 expressions are less romantic, but wittier than the previous ones we covered.

Just like “chat-up” lines in English, these ones can fall flat when used in a certain tone, or in the wrong content.

11) Disculpa. ¿qué hora es? Porque cuando estoy contigo pierdo la noción del tiempo 

“Excuse me, what time is it? Because when I’m with you I lose track of time”

A little bit cheesy, but at the same time it’s a good way to start a conversation.

Mostly used with: Women

12. Tantas curvas y yo sin frenos

“All those curves and I’m the one without brakes”

A well-known compliment (or chat up line), that is pretty self-explanatory.

Mostly used with: Women

13. ¿Te dolió cuando caíste del cielo? 

“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”

If you’re a native English speaker, then you probably heard this one (or maybe had it used on you) before.

Mostly used with: Women

14. Tu padre debe ser un rey, porque tiene como hija a una verdadera princesa

“Your father must be a king, because he has a true princess as a daughter”

If you’re brave enough to bring parents into the equation.

Mostly used with: Women

15. Si la belleza fuera un pecado, tu no tendrías perdón de Dios

“If beauty were a sin, you would not have God’s forgiveness”

When you see someone who is drop dead gorgeous.

Mostly used with: Women

16. Quisiera ahogarme en el océano azul de tu mirada

“I wish I could drown in your blue ocean stare”

When flirting in Spanish with someone who has blue eyes.

Mostly used with: Anyone

17. Podría perderme en tus ojos

“I could lose myself in your eyes”

Complimenting someone’s eyes seems to be a common theme of this post.

If you want to do this while sounding (kinda) like a poet, then this one will come in handy.

Mostly used with: Anyone

18. Hay una fiesta en mi corazón y tú estás invitada/o

“There’s a party in my heart and you are my special guest”

I’m almost sure there’s a cruder version of this in English…..but nevermind.

Once again, this may sound cheesy (and it is), but it’s a common line for flirting in Spanish with somebody you really like.

Mostly used with: Anyone

19. Tu voz es música para mis oídos

“Your voice is music to my ears”

An innocent and romantic phrase to remind that someone special how much you like having them around.

Mostly used with: Women

20. Seguro tenemos muchas cosas en común, ¿qué te parece si tomamos el atrevimiento de averiguarlo? 

“I’m pretty sure we have many things in common, what do you think if we dare to find it out?”

When you have an awesome first conversation (or date), and you’re looking for the green light to see that person again.

Mostly used with: Anyone


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