My girlfriend asked me this question about a month ago when her boyfriend found e-mails she was exchanging with a co-worker. For the life of her she couldn’t figure out why her man was so mad. I asked her how she came to exchange emails with this co-worker and she responded by saying the flirting had gone digital. This I responded back is why flirting while you are either married or otherwise attached is a bad idea.
Flirting as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is “To make romantic or sexual overtures.”
When we flirt with someone it is a way of letting them know we are open, available and most of all, interested in possibly doing more. This is what happened with my friend. The flirting went digital, where it quickly took on a more explicit tone. And though in her mind it may have all been in fun and something that made her feel appreciated and desired (her words), it was also cheating, and the reason why she is now single.
If you aren’t interested in engaging in a relationship with someone- don’t flirt with them. There is no way around this. Flirting is a prelude to intimacy. A wink here and a touch there can quickly lead to a lunchtime rendezvous at the Motel 6 if both parties aren’t careful.
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