My wif, of thirty four years, and I, have/had many friends from most of the currently identifiable gender groups and continuums.
One of my oldest friends is a women i met in '93.
No sexual connections. (That i know of.) But, if so, i am so open to hearing her stories.
How could that not be reasonable? At least, from a man's point of possible interest, if so prompted to follow that line of thought.
At that point, who am i to suggest otherwise?
Yeah I see many commenters didn’t actually read the article. Nothing to do with flirting and such. My SO and I are as described in the article. We are both independent people and free spirits. It’s ok to do separate things with other people or alone. We are not attached at the hips, well, not all the time anyway. There are things he likes to do that I don’t like and that’s fine if he wants to do those things on his own or with friends. I like to travel alone or with a friend. I have other activities that don’t include him like dance and book club. We are united by our love for animals and we run a pet related business together. Unlike the person in the article, we have a rather open relationship as well so we both have the freedom to be with others. This kind of life may not work for everyone but it works for us.
I'm not a millennial, but that's how I've always approached marriage.
Okay, maybe not the first one, but I was 19 and knew NOTHING.
Your spouse does not have to be your whole world. Nor should you be theirs.
No one should be "completing" anyone else. That's for movies, not real life.
Maintain your own identity, always.