These addictive love chemicals feel so good that it's difficult for you to even imagine ending contact with your friend.Your connection feels genuine and even life-sustaining.But in today's technology-driven world, meeting, staying connected, and getting intimate has never been easier or more dangerous.
Some precautions you should take for online dating or chats include telling a friend when/where you are meeting someone, and being mindful that you don't know this person yet.
In this video, psychotherapist Karen Ruskin, Psy D/LMFT, shares some tips. If you decide to get involved with someone you've met online be sure to take precautions to protect yourself.
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.
If you decide to meet in person, do so in a public place.