What does tuning mean?

Subtly flirting with a person

Tuning is when a person is trying to get someone to like him in a subtle ways. It often occurs through liking a person's pics on social media, tagging someone in videos, or playful texts.

Tuning is one step below of flirting. It is a method utilized to gauge a person's interest without really putting themselves out there. You could say tuning is "greasing the wheels" of the relationship to move forward. If the tuning goes in the right direction the person would begin to implement more outward flirtations.


He's been tuning the her the past week to see if she has any interest in him
A not-so-subtle attempt at tuning
A not-so-subtle attempt at tuning

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Updated March 24, 2017

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