Signs You're An Emotional Cheater...

Emotional cheaters! Emotional cheaters everywhere!

"Oh it's fine, we didn't actually do anything... we just talked" If you've ever said this or even thought this, there's a good chance you're an emotional cheater. However, before you classify yourself as an emotional cheater, let's lay down the definition first!

An "emotional affair" is an affair based on emotional intimacy rather than physical actions. So why do people do it? There are plenty of possible reasons....

1. It makes them feel desirable, like they still got it.

2. Some people can't stand to be single, so they're emotionally unfaithful in order to feel like they have a backup boyfriend/girlfriend.

3. Maybe they don't feel an emotional connection with their actual partner, so they look for that connection elsewhere.


4. They don't see it as actually cheating and view it (or tell themselves) it's harmless.

Now that we know why people do it, here are some signs you could be an emotional cheat...
  • You have deep, intimate, emotional chats with the other person/people you are attracted to.
  • You constantly flirt or say inappropriate things to them, like "If I wasn't with **** I would be with you."
  • You're constantly in contact and it's as if you're in a relationship, but without the "physical activity."
  • You constantly fantasise about them... I mean, HELLO!!!

Emily Keegan
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Emily is a self-confessed film freak who basically converses in movie quotes. After four short years of Media Production and Harcourt Street studies, Emily now divides her time between sunny Rathfarnham and the College Times offices, where she enjoys sharing her wisdom with you, the adoring public!
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