Diving into my guilty pleasure that is the fabulously scandalous articles on Cosmopolitan, I learned a new term. The article was titled "11 Signs He is Micro-Cheating". Curious what it meant I researched it.

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Urban Dictionary states that it is when someone cheats just a little bit. The example they gave was, "It was just a kiss..."

Upon further research I found BOLDE, it is all about perception and what the individual person sees as going just a little too far. For example, a random person sends you a message on Facebook saying your cute or sends you a picture and you respond with a little winky face saying I am taken, but you're cute. It doesn't seem like such a big deal, but it is about the perception.

Bodle explains several signs to look out for:

  • Making suggestive comments to other people
  • Offhandedly jokes that you shouldn't trust them
  • Still close with all of his exes
  • Keeps your relationship secret

In my opinion, this is a silly concept. Cheating is cheating. Whether you are sending flirty text messages or having a hot and steamy shin-dig on the side it is all the same.

The Merriam Webster Dictionary states that the definition of CHEAT is as follows:

transitive verb

1:  to deprive of something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud cheated the elderly couple out of their property

2:  to influence or lead by deceit, trick, or artifice a young man who cheated young women into marrying him when he was already married

3:  to elude or thwart by or as if by outwitting cheat death

intransitive verb

a :  to practice fraud or trickery denied the accusation that he cheatedb :  to violate rules dishonestly cheat at cards cheating on a test

b:  to be sexually unfaithful —usually used with on was cheating on his wife

c:  to position oneself defensively near a particular area in anticipation of a play in that area the shortstop was cheating toward second base

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 Sometimes the signs are obvious, but it doesn't matter if you are sneaking behind the back of your partner or very upfront cheating is cheating.