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I Feel Like Arguing, So Let's Debate If These 21 Things Are Emotional Cheating Or Not

Cheating isn't always just physical — change my mind.

Here's the deal: below are several examples that may or may not be considered emotional cheating. Your job is to vote on whether or not you think it qualifies as emotional cheating. Assume these scenarios are with someone you could be physically attracted to, that your partner is unaware of the interactions, and that there are no extenuating circumstances, such as a controlling partner or major crisis. Have fun debating!

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  1. 1. Talking late on the phone every night

    Talking late on the phone every night

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1. Talking late on the phone every night
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I'm not sure if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 2. Sending cute "good morning/goodnight" texts every day

    Sending cute "good morning/goodnight" texts every day

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2. Sending cute "good morning/goodnight" texts every day
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I'm not sure if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 3. Going on an overnight trip together, just the two of you, and staying in the same hotel room

    Going on an overnight trip together, just the two of you, and staying in the same hotel room

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3. Going on an overnight trip together, just the two of you, and staying in the same hotel room
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I'm not sure if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 4. Having a super long Snapchat streak

    Having a super long Snapchat streak

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4. Having a super long Snapchat streak
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 5. Deleting all your text messages with this person so your partner doesn't see

    Deleting all your text messages with this person so your partner doesn't see

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5. Deleting all your text messages with this person so your partner doesn't see
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I'm not sure if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 6. Always immediately going to said person first when you get good/bad news or need advice

    Always immediately going to said person first when you get good/bad news or need advice

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6. Always immediately going to said person first when you get good/bad news or need advice
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 7. Commenting "wow, you look great" on said person's latest Instagram post

    Commenting "wow, you look great" on said person's latest Instagram post

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7. Commenting "wow, you look great" on said person's latest Instagram post
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 8. Hanging out with someone knowing they like you and never telling them that you're in a relationship

    Hanging out with someone knowing they like you and never telling them that you're in a relationship

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8. Hanging out with someone knowing they like you and never telling them that you're in a relationship
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 9. Sharing the same bed, even if you don't do anything physical

    Sharing the same bed, even if you don't do anything physical

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9. Sharing the same bed, even if you don't do anything physical
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 10. Regularly sending long, thoughtful paragraphs over text to said person, but only quick replies to your partner

    Regularly sending long, thoughtful paragraphs over text to said person, but only quick replies to your partner

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10. Regularly sending long, thoughtful paragraphs over text to said person, but only quick replies to your partner
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 11. Bringing said person as your plus-one to a party/wedding and not correcting people when they assume you're dating

    Bringing said person as your plus-one to a party/wedding and not correcting people when they assume you're dating

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11. Bringing said person as your plus-one to a party/wedding and not correcting people when they assume you're dating
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 12. Immediately cancelling plans with your partner whenever said person needs you

    Immediately cancelling plans with your partner whenever said person needs you

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12. Immediately cancelling plans with your partner whenever said person needs you
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 13. Frequently going out to dinner, the movies, etc. just the two of you

    Frequently going out to dinner, the movies, etc. just the two of you

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13. Frequently going out to dinner, the movies, etc. just the two of you
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 14. Watching a TV show together every week

    Watching a TV show together every week

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14. Watching a TV show together every week
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.
  1. 15. Venting to said person about your relationship problems

    Venting to said person about your relationship problems

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15. Venting to said person about your relationship problems
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    Yes, that's emotional cheating.
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    No, that's not emotional cheating.
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    I don't know if it's emotional cheating, but it's sketchy.