I’m going to try to define a word that people may have differing opinions on: flirt. Dictionary.com defines it as “to court triflingly or act amorously without serious intentions; play at love; coquet.” But how accurate is a depiction such as that?
I am a flirt. I play with people using words. I tease and use quasi seductive language, banter and repartee (sometimes more witty than others). When I do this, I have absolutely no intentions, sexual or otherwise. (seriously- just ask my husband) I do not flirt with intent: I just think it’s fun. When I write fiction, I am drawn to (attempting) writing clever dialogue and interchanges between characters. I am a huge fan of 30’s and 40’s movies starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and of course, The Thin Man series.
But do other people see it as “fun”?
When someone flirts with you, do you automatically assume their attentions are amorous?
What’s the line between playful and intrusive behavior?
See, once a week I need you all to write my blog for me. What’s your personal definition of a flirt and flirting? Do you like to flirt, or be on the receiving end? Is flirting bad? Should flirting be only between two people who are single and interested in one another? Or: Is flirting just another form of communication between two people?
Do you consider yourself a flirt? Why, or why not?
Ok. Opinions please. What do we think?