Friendship becomes emotional sex when the feel-good brain chemicals and hormones that are released when even thinking about that person take over.
But you are having emotional sex, and that can be even more intense, sensual and all-consuming than physical sex. Emotional sex is a friendship that escalates into something that feels the same as romantic love and can manifest itself in numerous ways -- physically, romantically, emotionally, lustfully, verbally, or virtually.
A platonic friendship doesn't have elements of sexual chemistry or attraction. In contrast, emotional sex is much more secretive and it drains energy from your primary relationship.
You may love your friend, but you don't fantasize or daydream about him or her. If you're having intimate talks and sharing things you should only be sharing with your primary partner, or you're sending late night 'just thinking of you' flirty texts, you're not having just an innocent friendship.
In truth, most infidelity occurs not because it is planned, but because people find themselves in situations where their emotions completely overwhelm (and even surprise) them.
Thanks to smartphones and the Internet, your love "fix" is never far away.
For example, three simple ideas for creating dating opportunities include smiling genuinely, approaching men first and learning the art of flirting.
His assessment requires a fundamental shift in thinking – women must not be afraid to make the first move!
Only then can you bring stable footing to your relationship and start infusing it with the love, attention, appreciation, and affection you and your partner both deserve.
We're not huge fans of the word "cougar" — used, for the most part, to try to humiliate women who date younger men (their "prey," known as cubs).