“I have found that on the rare occasion that it does work out I was starting to develop a relationship with another guy.
Or (worst-case scenario) they can fall apart completely, leaving out the idea of a possible relationship and the friendship too awkward to fall back on. It sounds like flirtationships can get emotionally complicated, and they can.
But sometimes, they can be an easygoing alternative to a relationship.
You don’t feel obligated to spend money on date after date or have the awkward meet-the-parents dinner to please your partner in a flirtationship.
You can save your weekend nights for clubbing with the girls and splurge on those to-die-for heels you just hadto have. Like any gamble, in a flirtationship, you run the risk of ruining the friendship.
A close flirtationship with a guy can even turn into the best relationship.
“Some of the best relationships start off with humor and wit and joking,” she says.
I started texting him and we flirted for a month or so. “They are fun if you're not close to the guy, but if you value the friendship, don't get into a flirtationship with them.” So is a flirtationship worth it?
When I got home for break, I realized what a mistake I had made, because we both were being flirty, yet expecting more to come of it, and it didn't work out so well. Despite how complicated a flirtationship can be, Spira says they can be healthy.
Rachel from New York University says that her flirtationship with a longtime guy friend Hunter means having someone to depend on.