By Kristie Miller
Progressing from the 1st flirtatious second of eye touch to the choice of a "mate," this enlightening ebook bargains playful philosophical explorations of the courting video game for somebody who has dated, is relationship, or intends so far again.
Offers a laugh and enlightening philosophical insights into the relationship game
Helps demystify coupling within the twenty first century for these younger daters simply getting into the fray, and people veterans returning to the game
Features contributions from quite a lot of disciplines, together with philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health and wellbeing sciences, specialist ethics, and engineering and utilized sciences
Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first released in The Philosopher's Magazine
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One participant voiced his position more metaphorically: Charles: Jason: I don’t know, when I see two people flirting, I think of two butterflies [laughs]. I was gonna throw it out there. I think of two butterflies dancing around not getting much done. I kind of think of superficiality too. As with the tension between healthy and harmful, in much the same way that some participants trivialized the role of flirting, others magnified its consequences beyond the here and now. For these men, flirting is a more serious enterprise based on long-term repercussions.
Further empowerment is given to men who hold to a conservative or Christian ideology. One logical deduction is that, as the divinely appointed head of a household, a man is also encouraged to take the reins initially to establish a relationship. In the proverbial driver’s seat, men are not reactive but proactive. They are not merely the targets for flirting women, but are also the flirts. indd 23 23 5/20/2010 7:46:01 AM mainstream courtship roles where men are seemingly at the mercy of women’s behaviors.
Flirting is only deemed valuable (and continued) when risk is low, when one is achieving a desirable response. In more risky situations, with either an ill-responding or ambivalent woman, flirting is seen as too costly, a poor investment of one’s energy. Taken together, control undergirds all three of these common themes, yet each appears more democratic in nature. While the men ascribed value to being clear with one’s own motives and intentions, this clarity is only achieved if rightly understood by one’s partner.