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What's the Difference Between Friendly and Flirty?

Group Therapy: When Is Being Friendly Being Flirty?

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I have a really good guy friend at work. We sort of clicked immediately when he started and we get along really well, work together really well and generally enjoy each other's company. However, I'm in a long-term, long-distance relationship (we're talking more than five years on my side, we're basically married), and he is also in a long-term relationship. I love his girlfriend and he really got along well with my boyfriend when my boyfriend still lived with me, he's since moved out of state temporarily for work.

Anyway, he and I are JUST friends. We practically act like brother and sister. But, for some reason every other person at work seems intent on believing there's something there that isn't. I'm a really laid-back girl, I'm easy to get along with, I'm chatty and I laugh a LOT (it helps me get through the day). My query is, should I shine on all the haters and just ignore the juvenile BS or should I change my behavior? I don't want it to become some weird thing, but I also don't want to change for other people when it isn't necessary. I'm happy, he's happy, but I don't enjoy being the daily gossip blog at work. Any opinions/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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