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Life is full of temptations. We've been dealing with them ever since Eve ate the forbidden fruit. For some unknown reason, the prohibited is always more tempting. According to some beliefs, it has been like that since the beginning of times. Therefore, flirting is always good - even if you're in a relationship. Looking never killed anyone, so why would flirting?
You had a hard day at work and need to unwind? Don't feel bad about going to a happy hour with your friends. Your girlfriend is at home and she would't be able to see you tonight anyways. There's nothing wrong in hanging out with your co-workers and getting to know the new girl. I bet you will feel a lot less stressed after some good drinks and a few sexy laughs.
You know you've been with someone for too long when he starts not noticing you when you're naked. From that moment on, your self-esteem goes down and down. When you start flirting with other guys and see how responsive they are, your self-esteem gets an immediate boost. It's always good to feel wanted, there's nothing wrong in checking out if you're still interesting.
Stimulates You To Be Better
When there's someone interesting at work or at school, you will always do your best to succeed and stand out. You probably don't work or study with your girlfriend, so she wouldn't know how's your performance at work or school. The thing is, you wanna make sure this other girl will notice you, by being the best you can. There's nothing wrong with that. In the end, flirting will stimulate you to be better.
Improves Your Looks
Your boyfriend is used to you and wouldn't notice a new dress or haircut. You never feel like changing anything because it would be useless. Not if you're flirting with another guy. When you're flirting you wanna wear your hottest clothes and have your hair perfectly done. Wanting to be noticed and pampered is not a crime. You will look better and maybe even your boyfriend will notice.
Makes You Learn New Things
When you're flirting with someone, you end up learning about the things she likes, just to keep the conversations interesting. So you learn about her favourite restaurants, her favourite actors and movie, about the books she finds interesting and about the tv shows she likes to watch. Some of them are not interesting at all, but some other stuff are pretty interesting. You may even have more to talk about with your girlfriend because of that.
Changes Your Bad Eating Habits
When you and your boyfriend go out for dinner, you end up eating unhealthy dishes because that's what he eats. As soon as you start flirting with a guy, you will change your bad eating habits and eat more healthy foods. Why? Because you will want to look good and lose the extra weight you gained the last few months. It may even encourage your boyfriend to eat better.
Stimulates You To Workout
Your girlfriend said you should workout more often because it's good for your health. The thing is you hate going to the gym -- until the day you meet the cardio teacher. You start loving lifting weight and cardio. You attend to every single cardio class and start flirting with the hot teacher. You will never be healthier in your entire life. Your girlfriend will be proud of you.
Makes You Value Your Personality
Sometimes we lose track of who we are when dating the same person for a long time. It takes flirting with someone else to remember how amusing and fun we are. Because of some arguments you had with your boyfriend, you may think you're annoying and weird. You will only see how wrong you are when the guy you're flirting with starts seeing the best in you. It will make you value your personality. Your boyfriend will probably see the changes and value it, too.
Increases Your Communication Skills
Remember how you used to talk to your girlfriend before she was your girlfriend? All the stimulating conversations and intelligent jokes? That's all gone now. You're used to each other and anything you say will be enough. You don't have to make an effort. Not until you start flirting with the new neighbour. You start making efforts again and your communications skills get even better than the last time. Your girlfriend will notice how fun and smart you sound again.
Spices Things Up
The more you flirt, the more confident in yourself you will be. Flirting was made to be fun and relaxing. It's nothing too serious or condemning. It's not cheating either. When you flirt with someone else, you usually think about sex more often. Therefore, you're always in the mood for sex. Who gets the benefits of all this? Your significant other, of course. Your sex life will be more intense and you will feel better about yourself.
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