If you do any of these things, you’re micro-cheating and should be very ashamed of yourself
Reading this = micro-cheating
As if there weren't enough things to worry about in this cruel world, apparently there's a new "trend" of cheating we should be looking out for.
It's called micro-cheating and dating expert, Melanie Schilling, explains it's when there's "a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused on someone outside their relationship."
Thought Catalog made a list of 33 ways someone is definitely micro-cheating, which included things like texting an ex, tipping a waitress or you know… talking to anyone who's not you.
And because Twitter is Twitter, people started tweeting helpful tips to suss out micro-cheating. If you've done any of the following, you should tell you partner right now and pray they forgive you:
Having friends and talking to/hanging out with anyone who's not your partner:
having friends: micro-cheating
— erin the ultimate nope rat (@eehouls) January 11, 2018
Tagging someone else in a funny meme, when it should have reminded you of them:
tagging someone in a meme = micro cheating
— Lucy Woodham (@wooodham) January 12, 2018
Replying to a tweet when you could have been giving them your undivided attention:
Walking around in public without the blindfold they bought you:
Smiled at someone? Micro-cheating. Walked around in public un-blindfolded? Micro-cheating. Dreamt of seizing the means of production? Micro-chea https://t.co/80UB96P71e
— Mulder, the internet is not good for you (@mbarnett) January 11, 2018
Not liking their latest Instagram because you weren't on your phone all day:
not liking/rt’ing my selfies: micro-cheating
— sea (@tinywaifu) January 11, 2018
Watching any YouTube videos that aren't narrated by a cat:
Saying uwu online? Microcheating.
Making any woman but your betrothed feel special or appreciated in any way? Microcheating.
Giving your full attention to a YouTube video with a girl in? You better believe that's microcheatin
— 🏴 Loaf 🏴 (@Naan_Binary_) January 11, 2018
Talking to your colleagues about work, instead of being unemployed and dealing with your partner's insecurities:
As far as I can tell "micro-cheating" means having friends and/or colleagues? It's obviously all BS https://t.co/p6h1mwn0RJ
— Craig 'Lost Limey' Little (@lost_limey) January 11, 2018
Sending your ex a happy birthday message:
"Ever sent your ex a message reminding them of good memory you share? Micro-cheating."
Or you just may be mature enough to be in a monogamous relationship and maintain a good relationship with your ex and treasure important memories. https://t.co/GXUChKVDtp
— Joe Zu / 上手 (@JoeZuEmpPenguin) January 11, 2018
Reading this article and not telling them about it:
Reading an article about micro-cheating without telling your partner = Micro-cheating
— Greg James (@gregjames) January 11, 2018
And obviously someone came up really useful tips to avoid micro-cheating completely:
Tips to avoid "Micro Cheating."
1. Don't date micros
2. Eat your exes
3. Dump the clinger accusing you of it, cause that's probably the tip of a giant crazy iceberg that will only make you miserable.
— Fringe Birb (@DriftSaberkat) January 11, 2018