Let's look at a couple of comments to get an idea of what other people would define flirting as. Ma Lou Santos wrote, "Flirting is done to arouse sexual interest in another person. We could argue about whether it's intentional or not, but that's not the point. When we're flirting, we're giving sexual interest and attention that only our partner should get -- we're giving it to somebody else.
If it is a simple admiration without sexual connotation, then it is not flirting." I would agree with that as well. The point is that we know when there is sexual chemistry -- we know when we are flirting. I would say that cheating is going out of the relationship to meet any needs that are supposed to be met in the relationship by your partner. Flirting with someone when we're in a relationship is unloving and it's disrespectful to our partner. "So because I'm married, I can't smile and say thank you to a man who holds the door open for me? This does not mean you can't be friendly, that we can't be nice, or engage with the opposite sex. All you got to do is look at our culture, and how many failed and broken relationships.
Of course, it can be difficult to tell when you’ve passed that line from “causal dating” to “exclusive relationship”.
Then, you’ll find a few important things to consider before chatting up other women, as well as tips on how you can flirt with other women guilt-free.
Below you’ll find some insight into when online flirting counts as cheating and when it doesn’t.
Odds are she’s out there flirting with other guys, too.
But if you’ve been dating for a while then the girl likely expects some degree of exclusivity.
So flirting according to Webster's is to behave amorously without serious intent. Flirting is cheating because it's breaking a boundary within a committed relationship.
Let's add another definition before we explore this a little bit more. Nearly all of us would agree that having sex with somebody else when you're in a relationship is cheating. That may not be our intention, but it's a result of flirting. It's just that there's no flirting with anyone but our significant other. I work with people everyday as a counselor, men and women, and I hear from hundreds and thousands everyday online, who are struggling in broken and failed relationships because they didn't respect boundaries in the relationship.
So that sexy smile that Greta threw that man, not okay.
Here's a little bit of what I wrote: Flirting is fine if you're not in any kind of relationship, the same goes for the person you're flirting with, but if you're married, or in a serious relationship, flirting with someone else is wrong. Haha." Well, Greta, I would say yes, that may have not been your intent, but you did cross a line with the 'sexy' smile.
Before we talk about it any further, let's get on a level playing field and establish a couple of definitions. Webster's Dictionary defines flirting as to behave amorously, which means with a sexual love, without serious intent. Some man closer to the door than my husband opens it for me. A smile, perfectly fine, a 'sexy' smile and you've crossed into the cheating waters. So, here's what I meant, and here's how I would explain why I believe flirting is cheating.
When flirting isn’t cheating One of the most important factors in determining whether or not online flirting counts as cheating is how long you’ve been with the girl you’re dating.