Flirtation can be one of the most pleasurable activities that any two
individuals may ever engage in. It can be a prelude to something
much more, but it can just as easily be a whole unto itself.
Of it's nature, it must be pure, although hardly innocent. Both parties
knowing exactly what is happening removes any taint of guilt from the
use of guile. There are boundaries, never spoken, but always there. It has always been a part of human nature to test and explore and enjoy.
Most of us engage in it all of our lives. I've seen it in pre-school,
I've seen it in seniors. My father was a master of the game and played
it till the end of his days. He knew the boundaries. He never came
close to crossing them. Half the women that he engaged were my mother's friends. She trusted him. She was glad to see them smile.
After all, he had flirted with her first, ...and last.
I learned the art from a master; and I miss him.