If you are confused whether it’s friendly teasing or flirting, then, you should read this post immediately because I’m going to explain to you what these two are and how they manifest in communication.
- First, let’s talk about friendly teasing.
Friendly teasing simply means that someone is having fun with you, someone is joking and having a good time with you, the aim is laughter, together, and most of the time, it involves joking with you and being very playful with you as well, you kind of sense that it has nothing to do with sexuality and sensuality, and most of the time, people who friendly tease you are very confident and also not interested in you sexually.
- How about flirting?
When it comes to flirting, things can be very confusing, it’s because it can also involve teasing and joking in a very “friendly” way, but the difference here lies in the way you feel.
In fact, there isn’t a huge difference between friendly teasing and flirting, the only difference there is is it the way you feel, if you sense that someone is friendly teasing you, then it’s friendly, you don’t have any sexual tension and you don’t feel any sensual desires from him or her, however, when it comes to flirting, deep down, you know that things are on the sexual side, he or she would like to make things escalate with you and it’s obvious that he or she likes you sexual.
The second difference there is between friendly teasing and flirting is that when it comes to the first, it can be public, in other words, if someone is friendly teasing you, he or she will probably do it in public, he will have no shame joking with you in front of others, however, when it comes to flirting, most of the time, it’s done in a private way, and between you two.
- Another very important difference between friendly teasing and flirting is the use of body language.
In friendly teasing, most of the time, touching will not be involved, so, whenever you are with someone who is not touching you and just communicating with you in a very fun way, then, it’s definitely friendly teasing, however, when lots of smiles and lots of body language is involved, especially touching, then, you are definitely dealing with flirting.
These are the most important differences there are between friendly teasing and flirting, if you have a question, don’t hesitate to post it in the section below, I will answer it very quickly.