Men and women believe that sexting is as harmful to a relationship as cheating, according to a new study looking at how people define infidelity.
In a YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned by the Huffington Post, 85per cent of female respondents deemed the non-physical act dishonest, as did 74per cent of men.
Facebooking a former flame and forming a close bond with someone via text or email were also outed as adulterous acts.
However, the findings did reveal gender differences in cheating attitudes.
Seventy per cent of female respondents said they would consider it a betrayal of trust if their partner formed a ‘deep emotional connection’ with someone else over the internet, while only 50per cent of men agreed.
The majority of male participants also didn’t count kissing as adultery.
There ain’t no such thing as “negligent infidelity”. There is not one married man in all of human history who went out for a stroll and was minding his own business when he tripped and fell dick first into a woman’s vagina.
Did. Not. Happen.
Everybody who ever cheated on a spouse started off by doing something they knew they shouldn’t oughta be doing. Maybe they didn’t intend to take it that far but they willingly got too close to the edge before they fell off.
Of course it ain’t cheating if your spouse agrees but that’s a topic for a different post.