Is flirting dangerous?
I've known people who have taken someone flirting with them too seriously. I've known people who were in love but weren't taken seriously because the other person just thought they were "just flirting". I'm wondering if it isn't just better to say what you mean? It's true, flirting can be fun, just like banter or sarcasm can be.... but like those, doesn't it often just go too far or send out the wrong signals? Isn't it just too hard to know how to take it? If it is worth it, how can you tell the difference between flirting without intent and flirting that signals genuine interest? Is there a litmus test for this stupid stuff??