Flirting is an essential tool for surviving the gender gap. The serious, provocative flirting, Lord knows. The key to tactical flirting is not unfamiliar: With eyes focused on her prey, she makes the other the most interesting person in the world, as though the person were a real date. His interests interest her. His past movies are among her favorites. And she listens to his daily feats of epic deal making with appreciative expressions of support. The point is to make him see that she is fun to work with because she likes him and that she’s not looking to find fault or to judge him. Tactical flirting is walking the line between virtual and actual seduction. No clothing is ever removed – actual sex is not even an afterthought.