Flirtationships typically develop in one of two ways: they can grow into a romantic relationship or revert back to a friendship.
Or (worst-case scenario) they can fall apart completely, leaving out the idea of a possible relationship and the friendship too awkward to fall back on. It sounds like flirtationships can get emotionally complicated, and they can.
But sometimes, they can be an easygoing alternative to a relationship.
Rachel from New York University says that her flirtationship with a longtime guy friend Hunter means having someone to depend on.
When you're true friends from the beginning, you don't have to pretend." I don't disagree with anything Cornish says, but why does she make it seem like honesty, kindness and respect are only inherent in friendships, not in romance?