ESSENCE Poll: Do You Think Flirty Messages Are Cheating?

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Is it a dealbreaker if you catch your significant other sending flirty texts, tweets or Facebook messages?

The Huffington Post released an infographic this week about everyone's favorite, least favorite topic: cheating.

Most of the results were not surprising: women think emotional cheating is worse, men think sexual cheating is, etc. However, the newest form of cheating, "the flirty text message," is becoming problematic for lovebirds. 

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Most women have remained steadfast in their feelings about the inappropriateness of flirty messages, as 68 percent consider it a form of cheating. Yet, only half of the men (51%) surveyed by HuffPo agree. 

What do you think about flirty messages? Is it a dealbreaker if you catch your significant other sending flirty texts, tweets, Facebook messages, etc.? Let us know your social media relationship rules below!

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QUESTION:
Are flirty messages cheating?
Yes, they're a total dealbreaker
45%
It's inappropriate but not cheating
52%
No, that's silly
3%
Total votes: 431

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