A Letter to all men:
I have always been, since childhood, a friendly and outgoing person. I like to talk and socialize. I like to joke and kid around and laugh. But if I tease you, especially in an adult-humor-type way, I am NOT flirting with you. I promise. Let me clarify:
Flirting, to me, implies that I would...in some way...like to follow up on any of the suggestive comments being bantered about. True flirting is the prelude to touching, kissing, or some form of sexual contact. If I am truly flirting with you, then yes...I want that contact, or I am at least open to the possibility.
But making off-color jokes does not mean I want your body. Teasing you in an adult humor way does not mean I have the hots for you. It means (and let's be perfectly clear here) that I AM KIDDING. It means I am trying to MAKE YOU LAUGH.
That is all. No more.
At the moment, I am lucky enough to have a wonderful significant other. HE is the one who lights my fire. I want him, practically all the time. No matter what I say to you, or what you might think my joking comments imply, HE is the one that I want. No one else. But even if I were unattached, teasing you and kidding around with you does not mean I am interested in getting up-close and personal.
So, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but although your male ego may fool you into thinking otherwise......
I am not.