Flirting creates a relaxing, calm, and enjoyable atmosphere.
It involves curiosity, humor, imagination, and empathy.
One survey found that most working women believe that flirting is good for their health and confidence.
Indeed, three out of four say they have flirted with a colleague, while 28 percent have had a sexual relationship with a fellow worker.
Flirting is like an inactive volcano that can become active any moment.
Flirting has elements of intellectual teasing flavored by emotional play.
The flirting had transformed into very deep feelings for both of us.
He had reached deep inside my heart and touched it where no other man has ever before." The gradual manner in which people online become involved in overt sexual interaction is described by another woman as follows: "I am a single woman who has formed a relationship with a much younger married man.
This site, whose motto is "Married Not Dead," offers the following guide to flirting: Flirting encompasses seemingly contradictory notions: Honesty, with an element of innocence, as well as a mild level of deception (expressed through flattery); caring for others—by listening to and showing interest in them—while not taking them too seriously; being confident and feeling good about yourself, while not attaching too much importance to yourself; and intelligence, flavored by an emotional tone.
All these characteristics are evident in online affairs.