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His intention could be just to flirt. Sometimes people will enjoy the "playing with fire" feeling and flirt with others. People also flirt because they like to feel attractive to others. It can indicate someone who does not know how to be committed in a relationship or someone who has low self esteem. Flirting allows them to feel better about themselves.

However, flirting can also be a step over the boundary to cheating. It takes a friendship and changes it to a possible intimate relationship. And in that way, it can be very dangerous. Most people struggle with the temptation of an affair if someone makes themselves attractive enough and available enough to them.

The fact that this man is approaching your wife in this way also says that he does not respect your feelings about it. While his wife may accept his behavior, you do not have to. So asking your wife to end this relationship is certainly acceptable. And if she cares about you, she should follow through.

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