The stimulation is high and, online, the typical warning signals that alert people of infidelity—such as nonverbal signs of discomfort or shame—are not readily apparent.
Flirting may develop into a sexual relationship, but then it stops being flirting in the sense discussed here.
The flirting had transformed into very deep feelings for both of us.
He had reached deep inside my heart and touched it where no other man has ever before." The gradual manner in which people online become involved in overt sexual interaction is described by another woman as follows: "I am a single woman who has formed a relationship with a much younger married man.
Quite often, it is the best available alternative to—rather than means of reaching—intercourse.
Explicit sexual activities and orgasms are secondary in flirting, but they are always possible.