If two people are attracted to each other, and they also get along really well, there is a chance they would also have chemistry.
Basically - you definitly should not be friends with a guy or girl, who you would LOVE to date.
I think you are right on target: some girls like to bring up guys because it is the chase.
It is wrong to have out with a person who would be a great partner for you, whilst you are already taken. However, it is possible for people to be friends with the opposite gender, if they do not find one another to be a great peson to date; if you would love to date some one, don't be friends with them.
There are many great matches out there for each of us, and if you already are in a happy relationship with one of those people, DO NOT let them OR yourself, hang out with another person who would ALSO be a rgeat match for you.
I feel it is disrespectful to me and the relationship and will not have it.
I know she is trying to show me her market value, but it is this very behavior that is counteractive to her ultimate goal. Do woman really feel that bringing up other guys will motivate their significant other into seeking an exclusive relationship with them? In this day in age it helps to have friends of both genders.