New mom Marian Rivera Dantes is on the cover of Good Housekeeping's special 18th anniversary issue! On stands now for only P120.

Grab a copy now!

Good Housekeeping
Belle Yambao, Contributor
June 13, 2011

Are Internet relationships a form of cheating?

A US politician publicly apologizes for having explicit chats on the Internet. If you caught your partner doing the same thing, would you consider it as double-timing? Take our poll! By Belle Yambao
2 Comments
Add Yours
screencap_internet_poll.jpgNews spread worldwide when a 21-year-old college student received a lewd photo of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner from his Twitter account. After claiming his account got hacked, the representative called a press conference a week later to tell the truth and publicly apologize for his wrongdoings. CNN.com reports that besides sending explicit pictures, the married politician also admitted to having "inappropriate conversations conducted over Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and occasionally on the phone" with women online, although he claims not to have seen any of them in person.

According to Maribel Sison Dionisio, a relationship and parenting expert featured on news program Bandila, having relationships through social networking and texting despite already having a partner is definitely possible, thanks to the hi-tech age we live in. "It's called emotional infidelity. Merong magkaibigan lang sila. Nag-uusap, spending time, enjoying each other's company. At saka yung kasayahan mo nalilipat na dito sa bagong tao. (There are those who are just friends. Some talk, spend time together, and enjoy each other's company. What could have been your happiness gets transferred to this new person.)"

How about you, FNites? Do you think of Internet relationships as cheating? Take our poll!


(Screencap via ABS-CBNNews.com)


Want to read more articles about relationship infidelity? Check these out:


Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Page 1 of 1

Poll Question:
Are Internet relationships a form of cheating?
  1. Yes, of course! No matter what avenue is used, cheating is still cheating.
  2. Yes. Even if it's not physical infidelity, it's emotional cheating! You're giving time and affection to someone you should be giving to your partner.
  3. No way! As long as no one actually meets up and engages in anything, I don't consider it cheating.
  4. No, but if extracurricular activities online make someone stop spending time with his or her partner, then I might reconsider this point.
  5. I don't know. For me, the issue here isn't the cheating. It's that the Internet needs to be regulated better so that such incidents won't even have the chance of happening.
COMMENTS
Name :
Email :
Website :
Comment :
Security Image
 
 
NOTE: FemaleNetwork.com is a CLEAN ZONE. Editors reserve the right to delete obscene comments.
Filter comments by:
  • Mr.Punch Jun 14 2011 @ 04:31am Report Abuse
       
    I can't understand why this question is actually being asked and put to a vote. It's pretty obvious that it IS cheating and it cannot possibly be open to any other interpretation.
    Last modified A long time ago
  • linda Jun 14 2011 @ 01:04pm Report Abuse
       
    Saw this on Bandila. They asked others what they thought too. Can't believe some people actually don't look at this as cheating.



    @Mr.Punch Think the question is in gneral. Not about the politician. Though I agree with you.
    Last modified A long time ago
Filter comments by:
1 to 2 of 2
 
follow us
Belle Yambao
Contributor
LATEST Articles
MOST READ Articles
How to Survive a Really Bad Breakup
It's not the end of the world yet.  May 27, 2016 
Why Do We Close Our Eyes When We Kiss?
It'll be a mystery no more.  May 26, 2016 
To the Man Who Told Me That I Was Beautiful
"Nothing was official, after all."  May 26, 2016 
Why 'Being Ready for a Relationship' Is a Myth
Does the word 'commitment' scare you?  May 26, 2016 
You’re More Likely to Move On Faster After a Breakup If You’re…
It has something to do with your "style."  May 25, 2016 
ADVERTISEMENT