Design For Life

Why do I seek the attention of men other than my boyfriend?

This week, psychologist Louize Carroll explains the reasons why a reader behaves in an overtly flirtatious way when her boyfriend is absent

Flirting can be a way of proving to yourself that you are attractive to others

Dear Expert,

I have a boyfriend who never stops telling me how beautiful I am and how much he loves me. He makes me feel really secure. Yet for some reason if I’m on a night out with the girls or if he’s gone away for work, I turn into the old version of myself. I flirt with guys and pretend that I'm single, right up to the point where they try to come home ...