Stimulus: Signs of love, paying attention, affection, multifarious consideration of other person.
A) You’re too old. (She was two years younger.)
B) Consolation prize: something private and ephemeral.
C) I thought we were just friends. WTF?
D) I have a boyfriend.
E) You’re too smart. I’m out of your league.
I feel you, Man. Kundera nailed it with this painfully apt definition of flirting: The promise of a sexual encounter without a guarantee.