Can flirting be the equivalent of cheating in some cases?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (7 posts)
  1. SpiffyD profile image80
    SpiffyDposted 7 years ago

    Can flirting be the equivalent of cheating in some cases?

    Some persons think so, while others believe it's just harmless fun. Perhaps it can be both, depending on the context. What's your take?

  2. LADYGIRL profile image59
    LADYGIRLposted 7 years ago

    Yes it can be, if you're with your sufficent other and you have some love for her.  Flirting will not be in your mind or your heart.  If you love this person that all you see in your vision. Now if you are in love with her you don't see anything but her. Flirting is just another word saying, "Hi, I would like to talk to you."  And that real....

  3. wychic profile image86
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    Not necessarily, because cheating implies a betrayal of trust. Every relationship places different boundaries on that trust, and if both of the people within the relationship do not have a problem with flirting, and it is done openly and with your partner's knowledge and consent, then it is not cheating. There are some relationships where even having sex with someone other than your significant other is not cheating, because it is done with full knowledge and consent.

    That said -- in my personal life, I would consider it cheating. However, my husband and I have both been cheated on before, and have agreed that complete mutual exclusivity is the way we want to live. And I'm a jealous person and don't share. The next couple in line may have no qualms whatsoever about such behavior toward someone outside of the relationship.

    http://wychic.hubpages.com/hub/The-Defi … lationship

  4. mcrawford76 profile image80
    mcrawford76posted 7 years ago

    Flirting is cheatings ugly cousin.
    It's not the same.
    It doesn't equal the same level of betrayal. But at the same time it shows that you are expressing interest in other women. And that in itself is just as bad.

  5. spirit929 profile image72
    spirit929posted 7 years ago

    I am so fixed on this answer...yes it is the start of a possible cheating! Flirting to me is intent to say to another person "Hey I am attracted to you and Im available" like my Mother says..."Why invite the Devil to your door step" Think about it...also it is hurtful and disrespectful to your significant other.

  6. Pamela N Red profile image84
    Pamela N Redposted 7 years ago

    Ask yourself if you would be ashamed for your spouse to see what you write or for them to see what you do. If the answer is yes, then you are cheating.

  7. dashingscorpio profile image89
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    Most relationships I have ever been in began with flirting or the use of sexual innuendo. Flirting is a game which allows participants to "test the waters".

    If there is mutual interest both parties raise the stakes and gradually take things further. If one person is offended the other can always fall back on the old line of "I can't believe you thought I was serious!" ha ha ha

    I think people will always want or need to feel they are attractive/sexy to people other than their mates.
    The people who believe flirting is "innocent fun" are often the same ones who after being caught in an affair will tell their loved ones, "We never planned for this happen" or "One thing led to another." A teacher I once had said:
    "The kiss is the persuasion to lower invasion"
    Flirting is verbal foreplay. :-)
    No one wants to think about or let alone see their spouse/significant other flirting with someone else!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)