Use flattery to your benefit today. It's a perfectly acceptable tool to use as long as it's based in truth. People know when they're being fed a line, so instead of going on and on about how wonderful or attractive someone is, just toss out a flirty comment. Watch someone transform from mildly interested in helping you to wildly interested in continuing the conversation. And when you get them in the palm of your hand (and you will), try to be gentle!