What is the difference between a "love affair", and cheating?

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  • 7 months ago
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    Depends on if you are in a relationship with someone else at the time.

    If you are single, a love affair is a love affair.

    If you are with someone, a love affair with someone else is cheating.

  • Tara
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    Cheating is when you are married (or in a relationship) - and you find someone else while with them.

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    The two aren't mutually exclusive. Any "love affair" that involves someone already in a committed relationship is by definition cheating (whether they think they're in love with the new person or not).

  • 7 months ago

    It just sounds better!

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    You're "cheating" when one of you is married or is seriously involved with another person, and you have sex with someone else.

    If you're single, you can have a love affair with another single person, but that won't be cheating. You won't be "cheating" on anybody, because you're not committed to anybody.

  • 7 months ago

    Leave out the word 'Love' when you talk about having an affair with another other than your own one person. If you are cheating on one you love, then you're having an affair.

  • 7 months ago

    Using the words "love affair" instead of cheating just sounds cleaner. At the end of the day, they mean the same thing.

  • Dick
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It kind of depends on if you are the "cheator" or the "cheatee".

  • 7 months ago

    Nothing...

  • 7 months ago

    They are really the same thing.

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