What is cheating in dating relationships
Cheating is the receiving of a reward for ability or finding an easy way out of an unpleasant situation by dishonest means.
It is generally used for the breaking of rules to gain unfair advantage in a competitive situation.
He also felt justified because she and I weren't close friends!
This broad definition will necessarily include acts of bribery, cronyism, nepotism, sleaze and any situation where individuals are given preference using inappropriate criteria.
The rules infringed may be explicit, or they may be from an unwritten code of conduct based on morality, ethics or custom, making the identification of cheating conduct a potentially subjective process.
"When I was in college, I dated a guy for two years who said he wasn't comfortable with the boyfriend' label.
Among friends, I called him my significant other,' but when I was with him, I just went with the flow and assumed we were exclusive.