Last week I was talking to one of my guy friends about women and he told me about a woman at work that he has been flirting with. He is single and said that she is too, but he says that the flirting doesn’t mean anything because he is not looking to date her. When I suggested to him that the flirting could be wrong he raised a valid question, is there a problem with innocent flirting?
To get another opinion on innocent flirting I went and asked one of my girlfriends what she thought. It turns out that she has a ‘work boyfriend.’ They flirt and hang out, but it all means nothing because they are not interested in each other.
Where as many people would see that there is not a problem with flirting a little bit here and there, there are some gray areas. If the person involved with the flirting is not aware that it’s innocent then they my think that it’s real. Then that can turn into feelings getting involved an other issues.
The woman that my guy friend decided to innocently flirt with did start to like him. Now she calls and writes him constantly. While my girlfriend and her coworker are still flirting away. It seems as though as long as the pair knows the terms then innocent flirting is not a problem.