7 Reasons why Flirting is Better than Dating

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 11, 2015

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Flirting is healthy. And, we have studies to support that. However, the benefits of flirting over dating gets ignored by the most of us. So, here is some enlightenment.
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    The Honeymoon Period

    There is a reason why they call the initial phase of any relationship the 'honeymoon period'. And the reason is simple and clear. When you are in the initial phase of your relationship, you only flirt with each other without clinging on to any expectations from your partner. No offence to couples who find themselves madly and deeply in love with each other, but aren’t there moments when you wish to go back to how it was like in the initial phase of your relationship? Surely, singles would know how much fun it is to flirt without having to deal with that sense of responsibility. Accept it or not, there are some benefits of flirting over being in a serious relationship.

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    It Lowers your Expectations

    When you are flirting with a person, you have no expectation whatsoever. Similarly, the person on the receiving end would also know that you are not looking for anything serious and having fun in the moment is your thing.

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    No Heartache

    No pain, no gain. But wait! Who wants to gain anything? Flirting only leads to happy endings. No tears and no cribbing over each other’s faults.

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    Flirting Promotes Good Health

    Flirting is good for health. There won’t be many people who would agree to this but, that is when science comes to rescue. There have been studies which prove that flirting can actually be good for your health.

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    It can give you Friends for Life

    When both the people know that the other person is not looking for anything serious and is thus completely honest, it often leads to developing strong bonds of friendship.

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    No Re-scheduling Needed

    Dating demands a lot of time. But, on the contrary, flirting does not need a re-scheduling of your plans. You can flirt whenever you want to and wherever you want to.

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    No Worrying about Call Backs

    When you have approached someone with an intention of being with them for a long time, the uncertainty over them calling you back can kill you deep inside. But, you don’t have to worry about something like that when you are only flirting with someone.

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    Win-Win Situation

    Flirting does not involve any emotions. So nobody gets dumped or hurt. It is a complete win-win situation for everyone.

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