7) Discussing partners: You might think that this means that the friendship is safe, because you are clearly pointing out the fact that you are taken. If they don’t know your partner and you haven’t or wouldn’t introduce them, then you need to think twice about the friendship.
Plus, if you are discussing things about your relationship with this friend and not your partner, then it is definitely going in the wrong direction. If you are talking to someone of the opposite sex, they might be sympathetic to you because you are friends, but they should also be giving you an insight into the mind of your partner.
12) Fancying them: If you ‘would do them’ as a male mate of mine used to say, then I can pretty much be sure that your partner won’t approve of the friendship.
13) They have a history of affairs: If this person has a history of having affairs with other people, then a big red flag is waving at you!
9) You/They are not happy in your relationship: If there are already problems in yours/their relationships already, then be really careful.
This should be highlighting the question as to why you are’t sharing this with your own partner.
11) Arranging to meet in a different scenario: A friendship normally starts in a particular social setting, e.g. So it’s a sign that there is a change in the air if you arrange to meet elsewhere for example coffee outside of work or lunch without your partners.
Of course, it is only inappropriate if you or they are in a relationship, if not, then heh ho!
If you are worried a friendship that you have could be crossing the line, or you are worried about your partner’s friendships, feel free to get in touch or pop a comment below (it can always be anonymous).