Flirting- Always Serves A Purpose Northern Illinois University professor David Dryden Henningsen, a leading researcher on flirting, offers a comprehensive definition.
He defines flirting as ambiguous goal-motivated behaviors that can be, but are not restricted to being, interpreted as sexually motivated.
And when that happens outside of a committed relationship, the line between innocent fun and intentional infidelity is blurred. When should a committed person (or their partner) become concerned that flirting has gone too far?
This article explains the various types of flirting and alerts you to four signs that your 'flirting' is 'flirting' with cheating.
When You Feel Guilt-Ridden Would your partner feel betrayed if they could read your mind and experience your feelings when you are flirting with your friend?
Are you guilt-ridden after flirting because you enjoyed it so much?
The dictionary defines flirting as behaving in a way that shows a sexual attraction for someone but is not meant to be taken seriously.
But daydreaming, reminiscing, and looking forward to playful flirtations with one person is a sign that more is developing.
Ask yourself this question, "Do you often catch yourself thinking about your flirtatious friend when they're not near you?
Esteem Motivated When flirting is well-received and reciprocated it feels good and might boost self-esteem.
So, men and women engage in flirting because it is flattering and makes them feel attractive.
Not telling your sensitive partner about the hunky UPS person you flirt with is one thing.