Am I Cheating?Posted by: Emily | Posted on: August 16, 2012
If you have to ask yourself if you are cheating, then chances are you probably are. The thing is that only dating has kind of blurred the lines between what is considered infidelity and what is considered just talking. Online dating is one of the fastest growing today. Every day, hundreds of thousands of us log on to one or more of the growing number of sites available; some looking for serious relationships, others for friendship and companions, and still others for casual flings.
Some sites welcome married men and women to come and frolic in their website. Some of the sites might even encourage it. Of course many people who use online dating sites do so purely for chatting and exchanging messages and never meet face to face If you are carrying on a relationship over the internet are you being unfaithful? So what does this change with regard to the old ways of doing things? When does an online relationship become ‘intimate’? Can you fall in love with an avatar, and can you cheat on someone, or with someone, who is in a different time zone?
I think that the answer is yes. No matter what you and the person on the other side of the screen are doing you are involved with one another. You may not be physically cheating on your loved one, but you are emotionally cheating for sure. Keep this in mind the next time you log on and decide if that is something you really want to do.