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Updated on Aug 13, 2020. Posted on Aug 10, 2020

Here Are 10 Different Relationship Scenarios — Are These People Cheaters Or Just Inconsiderate?

Were they really on a break?

Here's the deal: Below are several imaginary relationship scenarios. Vote on whether you think the situation is considered cheating or not. Assume all relationships here are monogamous unless stated otherwise. Have fun!

  1. 1. Don has been dating his girlfriend, Amy, for two years. Whenever his ex Lily is in town, they meet for dinner. They never hook up. Don doesn't tell Amy about these dinners. Is this cheating?

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1. Don has been dating his girlfriend, Amy, for two years. Whenever his ex Lily is in town, they meet for dinner. They never hook up. Don doesn't tell Amy about these dinners. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 2. Marshall borrows his boyfriend Barney's phone to make a quick call. While he's using his phone, Marshall notices a bunch of pics from other guys saved to his camera roll. Barney says it's okay because he's never done anything physical. Is this cheating?

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2. Marshall borrows his boyfriend Barney's phone to make a quick call. While he's using his phone, Marshall notices a bunch of pics from other guys saved to his camera roll. Barney says it's okay because he's never done anything physical. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 3. Alison and Emily are happily engaged. Alison is a real nerd and likes to role-play fictional characters online. Sometimes she'll role-play sexy scenarios with other people online, but only in the form of a character. Is this cheating?

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3. Alison and Emily are happily engaged. Alison is a real nerd and likes to role-play fictional characters online. Sometimes she'll role-play sexy scenarios with other people online, but only in the form of a character. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 4. John and his girlfriend, Serena, go to a party. While Serena is outside, John plays a game of spin the bottle with the rest of the group. Serena walks in on him kissing another girl. John says it was just part of the game. Is this cheating?

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4. John and his girlfriend, Serena, go to a party. While Serena is outside, John plays a game of spin the bottle with the rest of the group. Serena walks in on him kissing another girl. John says it was just part of the game. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 5. Marissa and Alex have been dating for a few weeks. Marissa recently went on a camping trip with a group of friends, including her ex Ryan. There wasn't much space, so Marissa and Ryan ended up sharing a tent. Is this cheating?

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5. Marissa and Alex have been dating for a few weeks. Marissa recently went on a camping trip with a group of friends, including her ex Ryan. There wasn't much space, so Marissa and Ryan ended up sharing a tent. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 6. Jeff and his boyfriend, Steve, are in a long-distance relationship. Jeff spends a lot of time with his friend Tim, who's very flirty. Jeff and Tim flirt a lot but never do anything physical. Jeff has never mentioned Steve to Tim. Is this cheating?

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6. Jeff and his boyfriend, Steve, are in a long-distance relationship. Jeff spends a lot of time with his friend Tim, who's very flirty. Jeff and Tim flirt a lot but never do anything physical. Jeff has never mentioned Steve to Tim. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 7. Frankie and Jonah decide to take a break from their relationship to focus on themselves, but hope to get back together. They don't specify any rules other than taking some space. Two days into the break, Jonah hooks up with Grace. Is this cheating?

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7. Frankie and Jonah decide to take a break from their relationship to focus on themselves, but hope to get back together. They don't specify any rules other than taking some space. Two days into the break, Jonah hooks up with Grace. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 8. Ben and Paul have been seeing each other for a couple of months but haven't explicitly defined their relationship yet. One night, Ben runs into Paul and sees him on a date with someone else. Is this cheating?

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8. Ben and Paul have been seeing each other for a couple of months but haven't explicitly defined their relationship yet. One night, Ben runs into Paul and sees him on a date with someone else. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 9. Maya goes to a bar with friends. Her boyfriend, Pete, knows she's going out and is totally cool with it. A few drinks in, though, Maya kisses one of her friends. She feels embarrassed the next day and tells Pete immediately. Is this cheating?

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9. Maya goes to a bar with friends. Her boyfriend, Pete, knows she's going out and is totally cool with it. A few drinks in, though, Maya kisses one of her friends. She feels embarrassed the next day and tells Pete immediately. Is this cheating?
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
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    No, it's not cheating.
  1. 10. Brooke and Peyton are in an open relationship but have a rule that they need to tell each other before they hook up with someone else. One night, Peyton hooks up with someone at a party but doesn't tell Brooke until the next day. Is this cheating?

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10. Brooke and Peyton are in an open relationship but have a rule that they need to tell each other before they hook up with someone else. One night, Peyton hooks up with someone at a party but doesn't tell Brooke until the next day. Is this cheating?
  1.  
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    Yes, this is cheating.
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    It's not cheating, but it's definitely sketchy.
  3.  
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    No, this isn't cheating.

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