What qualifies as cheating?


This is a very complex issue because what qualifies as cheating to you might not be a big deal to the other person. Here are common things that people consider as cheating.

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Lying about your relationship

Saying you’re single when being asked whether you’re seeing someone is a sign that something is very wrong and lacking. You should be proud of who you’re with. By denying your partner you’re simply leading the person on, which is disrespectful.


Flirting can be harmless. Would that be considered as cheating as well? There’s different dynamics to this. Flirting with an intension to attract the other person is what most people consider as cheating.

Physical affair

This is where most peope draw the line. You get sexual with anybody but them and you’re done. There’s one night stands, to friends with benefits, to on-going relationships. Physical affairs are tricky because some end up involving emotions, catching diseases and having unwanted pregnancies.


People react differently to ‘it was just a kiss’. Some may be fine with their partner only doing it once and moving on, whilst others will call it quits the moment they find out. It all depends on what you value most. Do you value emotions over the physical or vice versa?

Emotional affair

This is a danger zone for anyone to be in because, you know how emotions run with your head. You end up sharing things you’re not even supposed to be sharing with anyone but your partner. You often hide this from your partner because you know it’s wrong and you would be hurt if tables were turned.

What is your breaking point when it comes to cheating?

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