is flirting cheating, or do the motives behind it matter?
- it's okayVote A
- it's not okayVote B
- dependsVote C
Most Helpful Guy
I would say yes. I wouldn't want to find out my girlfriend is flirting around with random guys.. I would question myself about how serious is our relationship if she was because I think no one would ever flirt without motives , at least one or both are doing it seriously expecting something more.5
Most Helpful Girl
Flirting is the intention to get someones attention when you are attracted to them. It is what will inevitably lead to cheating if it persists. I think it depends on the level of flirting too though.
Flirting: behave as though attracted to or trying to attract someone, but for amusement rather than with serious intentions. While this is sometimes the case, it is not always. If you are consciously flirting with someone that is not okay. If it's just light banter, that's not a terrible thing, but if you are teasing them by touching them or calling them little nicknames that are completely unnecessary, then you need to check yourself.
I am a flirt by nature, BUT most times I don't even realize I may be flirting. To me, I am just simply being friendly or playful with no intentions of trying to get in someones pants. The only moment I realize that it could be misconstrued as more is when my friends may point out to me at a later time that I was flirting. I just think I'm having fun and being nice.
I wouldn't say flirting is particularly cheating, but it could lead to that. If you know you are flirting, then I consider it to be borderline cheating, but if you have no clue, then I don't see it as so bad. If you feel like it's cheating and realize your partner may not be doing it on purpose, then you should talk with them about your concerns.1