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You Might Be Cheating According To This New Ridiculous Microcheating Trend

 

 

What would the dawn of a New Year be without a new way to describe shady, unfaithful behavior in the dating realm right? Yep, it looks like 2018 will be the year of “microcheating”, which describes the tiny, f**king minuscule ways people that are in relationships engage with other people they’re not dating, on things like social media. Naturally, Twitter responded to the term in an uproar of disapproval.

From Business Insider:

  • “Micro-cheating” involves seemingly trivial behaviors that suggest a person is emotionally or physically involved with someone outside the relationship, an Australian psychologist told the Daily Mail.

  • The top signs are secrecy and deception, such as if your partner hides their online chats with someone.

  • Ultimately, every couple has to set their boundaries for the relationship.


The Daily Mail on Thursday published an article on “micro-cheating.” And depending on your perspective, it could help validate the fears you’ve been having about your relationship — or create new insecurities.

Melanie Schilling, an Australian psychologist, told the Daily Mail that micro-cheating involves seemingly trivial behaviors that suggest a person is emotionally or physically involved with someone outside the relationship — think listing a “friend” under a code name in your phone.

Micro-cheating, according to Schilling, is fundamentally about secrecy and deception. If your partner is hiding any aspect of their relationship with someone else — say, if they close Gmail the minute you walk into the room — that could be a sign that something’s amiss.

Schilling isn’t the first to comment on so-called micro-cheating. Urban Dictionary’s entry for “micro-cheating” — “when someone cheats on a partner, but just a little bit” — dates back to 2008.

A 2016 Thought Catalog list titled “33 Ways Your Boyfriend is Micro-cheating (and Totally Getting Away With It)” included an example of a boyfriend “gifting his girlfriend with a bottle of the perfume his crush wears so she’ll smell like his latest fantasy chick.”

 

Here is the uproar of disapproval:

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