Flirting online has become socially acceptable. The boundaries were always very strict. But online behavior, helped by the growing popularity of Social Media, has changed quickly.
People with and without a serious relationship flirt a lot online. Durex has now started an awareness campaign. They have penetrated Holland’s number one social network Hyves with a flirt battle gadget.
Some results of the research held by Durex about accepted forms of online flirting:
- emoticons, especially smileys. 57%
- funny texts and words 49%
- lines with double meaning 44%
What is still not accepted: nasty pictures and direct and sexual proposals.