Most women said they’d give an attractive driver a smile (instead of looking ahead), while men were more inclined to honk at (and probably startle) a driver that interested them. Only one-third of women surveyed said they’ve been a little too friendly with drivers passing by, while half of the men surveyed admitted they’ve been more than attentive to attractive drivers nearby.There’s no doubt it can be a challenge to stay cool when someone pulls up and makes your usual route a little more scenic.Among those guilty of flirting while driving, 15 percent fessed up to close calls when their side-eyed style of driving nearly caused an accident.The nature of this behavior tends to differ by sex and gender.
"Oftentimes, these things can be very innocent, and once you put that out there that there’s someone you have a crush on, it’s very hard for the person that you give that information to to process it and let it go.
While most of us are familiar with distracted driving behaviors like texting, eating, and messing with the radio, a survey of 3,000 British drivers shed light on a lesser-known distraction known as flirting while driving (or FWD).
(And while we sometimes like to focus on the differences between ourselves and our friends across the pond, it seems likely that flirting while driving isn’t a uniquely British problem.) Although it may seem like harmless fun, flirting behind the wheel can be more distracting than you think. Forty-one percent of drivers surveyed admitted to flirting with fellow drivers when they should’ve been watching the road.
But if the feelings persist or you feel tempted to cross a line, those feelings are a sign that you need to ask yourself how happy you To ease everyone's general concern about which feelings you're allowed to have when you're in a relationship, Rachel Sussman, a New York-based therapist and relationship expert, cleared up the air when it comes to the very messy territory of navigating extra-relationship crushes.
The definition of "having a crush" is extremely broad.
You might be able to work it out and move on, but your [partner] might not be able to."If it turns out that the crush is actually something serious — like you have real feelings for someone else that you feel compelled to explore, or you realize that the crush is a sign you aren't happy in your relationship — then that's the conversation you should have with your partner.