7 Types Of Cheating

By Justine Kim
When you are in a committed relationship, what do you consider cheating?  From flirting to cyber sex, Justine Kim delves into this ferocious dispute.
As long as there have been men and women and as long as they have beendating, we have been engaged in this debate. When you are in a monogamous relationship, what constitutes cheating? Where do you draw that line? And is there a grey area?

There was a time when cheating had a simple definition; like the kind of the Scarlet Letter. But nowadays, both men and women are more complex and less tolerant of betrayal of any sort in a committed relationship. And when it comes to men and women, we probably differ vastly when it comes to what we perceive as cheating. So, off come the gloves - here are seven relationship traps that you may or may not define as infidelity. It's up to you to decide.

Confiding in a Friend of the Opposite Sex

So, most guys would probably say "no way" is this cheating. They probably understand that their girlfriends are "delicate", "emotional" creatures that need to talk things out to death. And better with some other poor guy than with himself, right?

But many women actually feel threatened by their man confiding in friend of the opposite sex. Connecting with another woman on an emotional level can be worse than connecting on a sexual level. What do you need to say to this other woman that you cannot share with your girlfriend? It has been called emotional cheating and it can be more hurtful than one night of torrid, drunken sex with an anonymous woman from the bar.

The Man's Opinion: Talk all you want.
The Woman's Opinion: This is emotional cheating.

Dancing Closely

In many cultures, dancing is considered a very sensual act. That's why so many people probably think dance clubs are a great place to pick up.

This is one that most guys and girls can see eye to eye on. If you are at a nightclub and grinding sexually with someone other than your significant other, there is bound to be trouble.

The Man's Opinion: Get your hands off my girl.
The Woman's Opinion: Watch who you're touching.

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