Posted by: Shar & Mare | October 11, 2010

Why Men Flirt

We have a guest post this week from Allison Shleck of Dating Online. Visit her site for dating tips, site reviews and the latest news in the dating world.

Most men love to have some type of interaction with women. They especially like the opportunity to practice flirting with them. Men like to flirt with women, regardless as to whether or not, they are married, have a girlfriend, or even when they are not interested in the woman that they are flirting with. Flirting tends to give a man a sense of feeling that he still has his charm and he knows how to use it. Sometimes men will flirt and not even realize that they are flirting, this behavior is also very common in women. There is really no harm in engaging in the act of flirting, as long as you know how far to take it.

As mentioned above, a lot of men like to flirt because although they may have a woman that they love very much in their life, they want to still feel that they possess the charm that once allowed them to meet and date numerous women. No one ever wants to feel that they have lost their charm. Once again there is nothing wrong with harmless flirting, you just have to be careful and make sure that you do not do anything that will jeopardize what you have at home. You do not want the actions that come about from flirting to hurt someone that you really care about. You also do not want to give the wrong signal to the individual that you are flirting with. If you know that nothing will come about as a result of the flirting, because that is simply what it is to you which is flirting, you will have to be careful that the object of your flirting will not take you too seriously.

Some men are just naturally playful and they may not even be trying to flirt with the woman. Unfortunately, if you do not want your actions to be misconstrued as something else, then you need to be sure that the individual on the other end understands that you are not trying to hit on them. If you are joking around with a woman who you know has an attraction for you, you may want to re- think your behavior if you are not interested in her in the same way. Sometimes people read signals the wrong way and what you think is innocent and playful, the other person may think that is the green light for them to express their interest to get to know you on another level.

A good rule of thumb to follow for someone who likes to flirt is to try and keep your flirting to a minimum when you are in certain settings. The workplace is definitely not a very good place to indulge in any type of flirting. Nowadays, people are being charged with sexual-harassment charges at the workplace more frequently. This would be a very unpleasant situation, especially if you do not mean any harm by the flirting. Catching a sexual harassment charge at your place of employment will jeopardize the lifestyle that you live. You could lose everything that you have and no one wants to be in that predicament.

Flirting is just something that men and women enjoy doing and it can be a good and healthy thing. A lot of times it just happens naturally and they do not even realize that they are flirting until they are well into it. If you are flirting just to make someone else fill good about themselves, just be careful so that no one gets hurt and make sure you do not carry it too far.


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