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Dating ruins friendships

“I've had a few flirtationships, and they were entertaining, but I went too far when I accidentally got into one with my best guy friend,” she says.

Flirtationships can be fun and silly, but they can also get awkward really fast (and potentially mean bad news for having a real relationship with that guy). This guide will give you the rules to live (and flirt) by. “A flirtationship is that fun and flirty in-between place of being just friends and without claiming that you’re in a relationship,” Spira says.

No, this isn’t a Friday night date with that cutie from class. We’ve all had those fun, flirty first date feelings: those butterflies-in-your-stomach, goose-bumpy feelings. I’m talking about flirtationships–that tricky in-between stage when you regularly flirt with a guy friend but for one reason or another, you do nothing more than that.

Jealousy is the number one cause of destroyed friendships that developed into flirtationships, according to Spira.

“The number one way a flirtationship can hurt a friendship is if all of a sudden with all of this flirting foreplay you get this false sense that you’re in a relationship and maybe one person wants to be in a relationship with that person,” she says.

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.

“They wake up one day and they say, ‘Wow I really have feelings for this person.

I’d like to take it to the next step.’ If the other person doesn’t feel the same way, then you basically run the risk of losing the friendship.” Collegiettes in flirtationships agree. Either they want to be more than friends or don’t act the same way back,” says Heather, a collegiette from the University of Arizona.

” Kerry from Hofstra University found herself in a dire dilemma when her flirtationship with a taken guy went a little too far.

“My good friend Paul used to live in a house off-campus with me – directly next to my room.

Rachel from New York University says that her flirtationship with a longtime guy friend Hunter means having someone to depend on.