I chat somewhat regularly with a married man, who contacted me through Plenty of Fish. His profile said he was married and not looking, and since mine clearly says I`m only looking for friends right now because I`m taking a dating break, I thought there was no harm in conversing, especially since I`m new to town and haven`t met a lot of people yet.
Problem is, he greets me by telling me I`m sexy. Which isn`t really a bad thing per say. I`m flattered, yet very uncomfortable - and told him as much. He replied was that his wife was fully aware he`s a flirtatious man by nature, and there is no harm in showing your appreciation for another human being. Quite true, I`ll be the first to admit. I still find it a very slippery slope, and said so.
So. What do you think? Should married men - or women not looking to date - have active profiles up on dating sites? And does a married man telling a single woman she`s sexy mean anything? How friendly is too friendly?