Is flirtation ever completely innocent?
New ‘family’ members Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry seemed to be excessively enjoying one another’s company at the royal wedding April 29th: the two couldn’t stop smiling and flirting during the ceremony and ensuing reception. Uh-oh though: both are involved with other people! Are they making mockeries of their relationships by indulging in a little harmless flirtation?
Maid of honor Pippa, 27, and best man Harry, 26, seemed to be caught up in the spirit of their siblings’ big day as they walked down the aisle arm-in-arm. However, Pippa has been involved with former cricket star Alex Loudon for over a year, and Harry is reportedly fully back on again with on/off girlfriend Chelsy Davy. Is flirting right, especially when it’s done in plain view of your partner?
Here’s the thing about flirting: if you are, by nature, flirt, your boyfriend is going to realize this. You did it to snag him after all, right? If he’s confident in your relationship he’ll indulge you, as long as you keep it to a minimum.
If flirting is a foreign concept to you and you’re suddenly doing it with a guy you find attractive, well, there may be problems. Also, beware of taking a man who’s flirting with you too seriously — it’s probably harmless and you shouldn’t read too much into it.
I do believe Harry falls into the former category of natural-born flirt, and on such a huge day it would have been impossible to resist him. There’s no harm, no foul: Pippa spent the night partying with her boyfriend and Harry spent the night being the life of the party at Kate and William‘s wedding.
My advice to you is the same as for Pippa and Harry. If you’re going to flirt, don’t go over the top. Don’t let your boyfriend think you actually mean anything by it. If you do, you just might lose him.