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But in complete friendships one wishes a friend well and promotes his or her well-being not merely as a means to some end, but as an end in itself.

If circumstances change, we would readily withdraw our affections and commitment without any great disruption to our self-image or view of the world.

By contrast, in “complete friendships” persons care for one another for who they are, and are committed to them as ends in themselves.

From a conservative position, however, some of those intentions are considered out of bounds.

For these men, all behaviour, including flirting, should have a clear and appropriate desired outcome.

But our only prayer at making these connections comes in holding onto our discrete identities.

A set of necessary and sufficient conditions on flirting: First, the flirter should act with the The last two essays were a lot more meh than those that preceded it.

When using flirting to advance a relationship, partners need to make similar assessments; too soon or too late for either party would be disastrous.

Finally, as clearly evident from their views on reciprocity, flirting is like a good tennis match: it’s best when both sides play.

Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century for those young daters just entering the fray, and those veterans returning to the game Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineering and applied sciences Opens with Carrie Jenkins' ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher's Magazine This was a great book overall, but it did have one TERRIBLE article about matchmaking in which the guy opposes the concept of setting your (male) friends and family up on blind dates because it violates the evolutionarily "natural" way for a man to be, which is "on the hunt" for women. The last two essays were a lot more meh than those that preceded it.

Especially identified with the conservative male essay, surprise surprise._________The desire to connect is the desire to jointly create a mutual reality that transcends our separate selves – and even, in ecstatic moments, obliterate them.

In other words, true courtship is not encouraged; quasi-courtship, which lacks a sexual end goal, is okay.