If the guy you’re in a flirtationship with had feelings for you, this could cause jealousy between the two of you as friends.
The same thing can happen if you saw the flirtationship developing with your friend and he started a committed relationship with a new girl.
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.
“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.
If it all falls apart, not only do you lose the chance of that perfect boyfriend, you lose the chance of keeping him as a friend.
Emma from Mount Holyoke College found herself in this situation.
You don’t feel obligated to spend money on date after date or have the awkward meet-the-parents dinner to please your partner in a flirtationship.