I'm interested to hear what others think about internet flirting.
I'm noticing that it seems to be par for the course for some married folks to take on e-flings. You know: PM flirtations; message board innuendo; that sort of thing. I've heard it described as harmless.
I have several married male friends, who I came to know through internet forums (not BikeFo!). When I correspond with them, I try very hard to write in such a way that, if their partner were reading over their shoulder, there would be no chance of her being hurt. So, no verbal hanky-panky.
I think that it is unreasonable to expect any one person to fulfill all one's emotional/intellectual needs. I get the sense, sometimes (and let me reiterate, SOMETIMES) people go into marriage with that expectation, and when they find it lacking, seek to fill those unmet needs elsewhere.
As in: internet forums.
Is that a good thing? A bad thing? A neutral thing? Dunno.
Also: just to be clear, I am NOT saying this is guy-only thing. I've read here, and elsewhere, of married women doing the same thing. I'm just commenting on my own limited experience, as an unattached gal, which is all I have to go with, here.
Very curious to hear what folks here think. Thanks.