Distinguishing flirting with friendship?

Philippines
January 6, 2010 9:46am CST
How can we determine if the relationship is friendship or flirting?.. What is the real boundary of friendship?
2 responses
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Friendship is a relationship that do not take advantage over the other. It is a sincere bonding of two friends who are able to share many things in life but not of what is like in a romantic relationship.Limited only as friends. Flirting is an expression of person to the one he likes. This show sensual activities and movements closely to like a romantic relationship. It seduce the person by doing many stuffs to catch his attention out of nowhere. Surely, it is an intention. The boundaries are in friendship, you are aware in honest doings that your treatments are friends only, nothing romantic nor seductions are shown. In Flirting it is more of seductive moves, actions, it is a cheating form where you are able to cheat the person from being a friend to someone like a lover too. All actions are intentional.
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Yes, good explanation. But there are times that friendship become intimate. They starting to go beyond the boundary of friendship. They do what lovers do, I don't know if it is unconsciously or subconsciously done. The sad story is they are already in a commitment. They just insist that they are friends to consider their commitment with other.
@obe212003 (2301)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Friendship - We try to be who we really are and we are accepted, not having to do much effort in getting attention or admiration. Flirting - we try to exert more effort physically and emotionally, so as to express intently our desire.