You know - I have never had this problem - although I did notice women were just a bit more friendly once I was married.
I always figure it's not because they are flirting, it's because they see any such exchange as harmless.
My wife said it was because I was mostly ignoring them, because I was married.
Yup. I know a guy who decided to follow up on some of it, only to learn exactly that - not actually interested, just likes to be friendly with someone they considered "safe".Was going to say the same thing. Some guys see any attention whatsoever from women as flirting.
Likewise, as I said before - if wimmens think ALL attention a man pays her - even just talking - is flirting with her - she needs a reality check.
I got a huge reality check recently about a past partner. 100% trusted him and I've been told a couple of stories about past "questionable" advances that were made to a couple friends of mine while I was present and completely unaware. So who knows how he behaved when I was not around!
I'm somewhat offended that he never came on to me. But one of our mutual friends asked me once if her then boyfriend, now husband, ever came on to me and I was like, "Are you kidding? Of course not." He always had eyes only for her. Turns out it was just sh!t stirring from another friend (and you know which one) who told her that her beau was being handsy. So I always take that sort of thing with a grain of salt and consider the source.