Do These 15 Things Count as Cheating?

We all know what cheating is in a relationship . . . or do we?  Thousands of people took an online poll that asked if different things count as cheating or not.  Here’s what people said . . .


1.  Does kissing someone on the cheek count as cheating?  Only 7% say yes.  But 73% think kissing on the lips is definitely cheating.  3% even think it’s cheating when two actors have to kiss.

2.  Scrolling through Tinder when you’re bored, but not messaging anyone?  47% say yes, that’s cheating.  If you do message someone, 87% say it’s cheating.

3.  Hugging someone very closely and slowly?  14% think that’s cheating.

4.  Sending someone else revealing photos?  Yes, 94% say it’s cheating.

5.  Giving someone a massage?  22% say it’s cheating no matter the context.

6.  Flirting with that cute barista at Starbucks?  26% think it’s cheating.

7.  Hooking up with someone else when you’re on a “break”?  32% say it’s cheating.  Another 35% think it’s a gray area, so it depends.

8.  Sharing a bed, but you don’t do anything?  Only 17% say it’s cheating.

9.  Holding hands with someone else?  28% say it’s cheating.  Another 42% say it depends.

10.  Telling someone, “I’d totally hook up with you if I was single”?  35% say it counts as cheating.

11.  Hanging out with an ex without telling your significant other?  Only 34% think that’s definitely cheating.

12.  Watching porn?  Only 8% say it’s cheating.

13.  Sliding into someone else’s DMs?  62% say it’s cheating.

14.  Having sex with someone else?  Yeah, only 1% say that’s NOT cheating.

15.  And finally:  Your partner has been in a coma for months and might not wake up.  You sleep with someone.  Is that cheating?  41% say yes.