If you think you need to hide or keep something from your significant other . . . . .
Much agreed love!
Because everyone has different ideas of cheating as shown in the answers..really i would ask myself what i would find unexceptable from my partner...and then would have the perfect answer :)
Any kind of romantic or sexual interaction with someone else. To me, when you're in a relationship, certain kinds of interaction are reserved for that person only. But my standards are higher than a lot of people's. I suppose the definition goes back to what is agreed upon as the standard for that particular relationship, and lots of couples are more "open".
Carelessness and infatuations................
- Kissing or touching somebody else in a sexual manner or place.<br />
- Having any type of sex, whether online, over the phone, or in person, with another person.
Changing of the times, gotta include new tech as it is created I suppose. Flirting I do not count as "cheating", though still a big problem if you are not flirting with your partner. I think it's fine to tease other people and poke fun at them, just not in a sexual way and with boundaries that are understood due to the current relationship status.
I do count nudity including nude or suggestive pictures or videos as cheating, as it is most often for the purpose of another person's sexual gradification.
Well, fooking someone else is right up there.
No. Mrs Squirrel knew the law well enough not to do that. But in other respects, she was immersed.
It's unique to the couple to be honest. Different sorts of behaviour are tolerated in different relationships. There are 'open' relationships where you're free to sleep around if you so wish, and even polyamorous relationships where your partner can have a loving, intimate relationship with a third party. Most people defualt to monogamy, but even that has grey areas. Can you have a close friend of the opposite sex? What about sexy chat with strangers online? Some people are cool with that, some people are not.<br />
That said, if you haven't talked this out with your partner, there are some general assumptions: <br />
- Physical intimacy with another is cheating - no question. <br />
- Emotional intimacy is probably cheating. <br />
- Online activities beyond casual friendship may be cheating. <br />
And beyond all of this, there's the question of honesty. Is this behaviour he/she is trying to hide from you because you'll be mad? That's obviously not good.