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Woman 'Micro-Cheats' On Boyfriend For A Week—And She Makes Some Interesting Revelations

By Erica Diaz

The practice of micro-cheating has been seeing a lot of traction lately, but the concept is still unclear for a lot of people. Basically, micro-cheating is one author's term for things that aren't cheating, but could be seen as a betrayal — especially when they pile up. Blogger April Lavalle was skeptical so she decided to try it out for a while and post her findings. 

Twitter had a field day when her article dropped:

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One dating expert defined micro-cheating as "a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused on someone outside their relationship." And it may sound silly, but under the right circumstances micro-cheating can be devastating. April decided to try some examples of micro-cheating that other articles have pointed out. 

Here's an exerpt from the list she worked from: 

-Reaching out to a girl who’s “just a friend” for a recommendation or advice on an issue he could easily Google the answer to because he feels like bantering.
-Tagging another girl in an Instagram that reminds him of her or references a seemingly innocuous inside joke between them.
-Downplaying a certain woman’s awesomeness whenever she’s mentioned around his significant other as if proactively doing damage control.
-Following up with a “nice to meet you” message unnecessarily.
-Establishing secret code words and/or inside jokes with women outside his romantic relationship
-Closing his eyes when he needs a minute to escape and daydreaming about the girl he’s crushing on because she’s his opium of the moment.