The daily mail, in continuing to be the piece of shit newspaper that it has always been, shocked the world with a report aggregated from the Huffpost that stated that both men and women find sexting to be a form of cheating.
I expect this sort of stuff from the Huffington Post. Mainly because they're just an aggregation website that feeds off just about any little bit of trivial information to spin it to news, but the daily mail... Okay, who am I kidding? The Daily Mail would always be up on this sort of stupidity writing.
Men and women believe that sexting is as harmful to a relationship as cheating. According to a new study at how people define infidelity. In a YouGove poll of 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned b the Huffington Post, 85 percent of female respondents deemed the non-physical act dishonest, as did 74 percent of men.
Facebooking a former flame and forming a close bond with someone via text or email were also outed as adulterous acts. However, the findings did reveal gender difference in cheating attitudes.
Seventy percent of female respondents said they would consider it a betrayal of trust if their partner formed a 'deep emotional connection' with someone else over the internet, while only 50 percent of men agreed.
The majority of male participants also didn't count kissing as adultery.
Sixty percent of those surveyed said it was fine if their other half locked lips with another person, versus 34 percent of women. On the whole people became more relaxed about infidelity the older they got. 74 percent of 18 to29 year-olds considered kissing as a valid reason to break up, compared to 30per cent of over-65s.
In any event, how the hell is this shocking to anyone? Of course texting sexual material to someone who isn't your significant other would be considered cheating. You may not be copping a feel or banging someone, but you're emotionally cheating on them with this new person.
That in itself is a no no. In fact, the whole notion should be easily covered with the basic concept that if you aren't comfortable with your partner doing the same thing to the opposite that you are doing, then perhaps it's something you're not suppose to be doing.
Hell, if you're doing something you wouldn't share with your partner, then you probably shouldn't be doing it. That's it. You don't need to get into what counts and doesn't count.
I'm not surprised that men don't consider kissing cheating. I mean, we're not in high school. There's no reason to throw away a relationship because of a peck on the lips. That's for damn sure. It's more when you lie to them that really stings. Nothing worse than hitting a man's pride.
Much the same, if you take away the women's feeling of being special, then you got yourself a problem. All in all, it mainly comes down to the betrayal more than anything else. The moment you lose trust in someone, it's very difficult to gain it back and a long road in that itself.