Thus, people may agree not to develop a relationship, permitting themselves only virtual one-night stands, or an uncommitted affair, or a promise with a partner to tell each other about each online affair.
In other words, a way to play out fantasies in a safe environment.
Chatting is not cheating provided the guy only CHAT not cheating.
If you're flirting, sending naked pictures, and kisses etc, that's not call chatting. Cheating can be out drinking, lunch, coffee, dinner, bar, or even straight to the point "sxx" Well, for me, if my bf ever do that, and i will give him a chance, but how long can the women/lady tolerate.. Hello world, I am 30 yrs old and recently out of a relationship.
The private nature of online affairs may make them less painful for the betrayed partner as well.
Moreover, when online affairs are revealed to the significant other, which is done more often than when offline circumstances are involved, it could be considered as something less than cheating.