A new survey by Ashley Madison has found that adulterous behaviors are no longer limited to just being physical with another person. In fact, more than half of the men and women questioned admitted that of all the cheating actions, forming an emotional bond ranked as the highest form of infidelity.
Over 40 percent of respondents said sending naked photos to someone other than their partner ranked as a significant form of cheating.
A similar number also declared sending erotically worded text messages as being an act of infidelity. A third of respondents revealed this was an action they considered dubious. The same number also said maintaining a profile on a dating app, once you’re in a committed relationship was also questionable behavior.
Top actions that are considered to be cheating behaviors:
Forming a deep emotional bond with someone else – 55 percent
Sending naked pictures to someone other than me – 46 percent
Texting erotic messages to someone other than me – 44 percent
Maintaining an online dating profile – 29 percent
Spending time with their ex-partner – 29 percent
Casual flirting with someone other than me – 18 percent
Thinking about someone other than me when having sex with me – 18 percent
Going out to dinner with someone who is the opposite sex – 18 percent
Communicating with their ex – 16 percent
Fantasizing about someone else – 13 percent