WTF IS MICRO-CHEATING?
Sort of like cheating.
But not really.
WTF is micro-cheating, anyway? Basically: doing things that if you’re significant other knew about, you’d start sweating. And deleting all your apps.
Read on for the most common offensives of micro-cheating below. Is it happening to you? Or worse...are you doing it?
- NAME GAME
Even if you’re not actually locking lips and dropping skivvies, changing someone’s name in your phone is not a good sign in any relationship. If you wouldn’t want your BF/GF to see that you are texting this person, ask yourself : why not? Hiding communication is unnecessary + stressful. Stress = not sexy. If you want to talk to that person, maybe the next chat you have to have is with the guy in your bed.
- CELEBRITY STYLE
Many gals understand a certain degree of social media praise - for example: Gigi Hadid posts a hot pic. Of course, your boyfriend liked it. But also, so did you. Celebs are celebs. We will be rolling in our grave before the day that the BF gets a chance with a Hadid - and if we're wrong, then we can relish in that we dated the guy who dates Gigi Hadid. Problem solved.
- SNAPCHAT. JUST THE WHOLE THING.
Back in the day *like, 2017* you could see your boyfriend’s top 5 best friends on platform (not that we were looking, or anything…) Since then, this feature has been removed. Alas, we have had to retreat to actually *trusting* our partner to keep his snap out of his pants - and since that day, we have had peace of mind. And pretty filters.
- DOUBLE TAP THAT.
Ok, so he “liked” his coworker’s Instagram pic, who just happens to be single and a SoulCycle instructor with huge tits on the Upper West Side - so what? Everyone has friends - it would be weirder if your S/O didn’t know any girls at work - wouldn’t it? Fast forward a few hours. Like. Like. Like. Maybe even a reply to an Instagram Story of her and her dog cuddling on the couch watching Bachelorette. Is this “so what?” Or “so shady?” You decide.
- WORK IT OUT
Still, there’s nothing like the thrill of pouring yourself a cup of coffee in a mediocre corner at work, hoping that your cubicle crush needs a cup at the same time. Of course, you would have worn mascara anyway, but we both know the lipstick (and the lace underthings) are extra. What’s the harm in a little work-on-work flirtation?
Where do you stand on micro-cheating? Myth, or IRL relationship ruiner? Comments section is all yours xo