I've never been able to relax when this happens to me. I just overthink things and flirting back is not a natural response. When I don't know the person I don't want to encourage further flirting and it can be creepy. I am always paranoid the worries will attempt to do something against my will as I don't know them or how impulsive, short fused they can be. Fortunately, that type of experiences hasn't been often at all. I have more trouble with people that are acquaintances because I already care of the impression they have of me. I don't want them to stop talking to me so I don't want to be rude but I still don't want to encourage them. I just never have felt comfortable being flirted, except with the person I am in a relationship. Being just with that person I can sometimes surprise myself on that department. So it is a weird experience and I was wondering if anyone here can relate with this, feeling uncomfortable, overthinking and not knowing how to react when someone flirts with you. If you can't relate and find it easy, maybe you can give us some insight or new perspective to ease us into it.