19STOP: Relentlessly Teasing Them
Teasing is one of the most ancient methods of flirting. We're often prone to teasing people from the time we're kids all the way into adulthood. It provides an excuse for two people to interact and it usually ends in laughter, but when you're always teasing them about the same
things, they'll soon become self-conscious. It's at this moment it goes from teasing to bullying.
Don't make your partner feel less-than, it's (partially) your job as their partner to make them feel strong and confident! Take a break from teasing and replace it with encouragement. Not only will your partner appreciate the sudden change but they might even respond in kind.