I’ve been faithful to my husband for 17 years, but I had the urge to feel this rush of adrenaline again, to seduce again…
But I needed to be very discreet, because my family life makes me happy and I didn’t want to change anything to it.
Like Tinder, cats, and dying alone, flirting is usually associated with single people. After studying 164 married people for a 2012 study, University of Kentucky researcher Brandi Frisby noted that most of them flirted as a means of maintaining and emphasizing intimacy.
Oftentimes, she wrote in her paper, married couples flirted to "create a private world with the spouse." In a 2004 review of the literature on flirting, Northern Illinois University professor David Dryden Henningsen identified six different motivations for the behavior: • Sex: trying to get in bed • Fun: treating it like a sport• Exploring: trying to see what it would be like to be in a relationship• Relational: trying to increase the intimacy of a relationship• Esteem: increasing one's own self esteem• Instrumental: trying to get something from the other person For a study in the journal Sex Roles, University of Alaska psychologist Chris L.
In that study, Henningsen asked 101 female and 99 male students to write out a hypothetical flirty conversation between a man and a woman, then identify the motivations for the things they said.
The behaviors broke down along gender norms: Men were significantly more likely to have a sexual motivation, while women tended to have a relational one.
Below, we've rounded up some of the most intriguing findings on the art of flirtation, so you can saunter over to the object of your affection with confidence.
(Nothing dangerous or over the top) I’ll just slide my hand along his leg or tap his shoulder and wink.
There are plenty of examples already to reassure us that getting old does not necessarily mean falling into second childishness, sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything as Shakespeare predicted.
There is, though, a legitimate concern about the future.
We are ceasing to be known as bed-blockers and renamed job-blockers, a situation that can only get worse as coming generations get older with inadequate pension provision, but better health care to keep them going longer.