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Expert reveals why 'micro cheating' is not a big deal when you're in a relationship

Expert reveals why 'micro cheating' is not a big deal when you're in a relationship

While cheating is often seen as the ultimate act of betrayal, 'micro cheating' is apparently not as bad

I think a lot of people agree that cheating is bad and the ultimate betrayal in a relationship.

But an expert has now revealed how a form of cheating, known as 'micro cheating', is not a big deal when you're in a relationship.

Many see a bachelor or bachelorette party as the last night of 'freedom' before settling down into married life and the joys and stresses that comes with that.

In a study done in the UK, it was discovered that millions of Brits are 'micro-cheating' while on their stag and hen do.

And while that sounds pretty cruel to the partner that is being deceived, experts are saying that such cheating is actually not such a bad thing.

Ever heard of 'micro cheating'. (Getty Stock Photo)
Ever heard of 'micro cheating'. (Getty Stock Photo)

A recent study from states 84 percent of Brits have committed a 'micro cheating' offence while celebrating their impending marriage.

So what exactly does 'micro cheating' mean?

Well, the act is defined as: "Someone who engages in subtle actions that demonstrate interest in someone outside of their own relationship."

Such examples can be flirting with someone and buying them a drink.

Jessica Leoni, a sex and relationships expert, says such acts can often take place aboard.

As they say, when you mix sun, sea and alcohol it can be a recipe for a disaster.

"Being far from home - away from prying eyes - can make people feel more confident and that translates into appearing more attractive in front of the opposite sex too," she explained.

As long as this 'micro cheating' doesn't progress into full-blown cheating, then the expert doesn't see that big of a problem.

Jessica added: "Stags and hens - or all group trips - are an escape from the stresses of normal life back home, and so long as things don’t progress to physical intimacy this sort of behaviour really shouldn’t bother their partners back home."

'Micro cheating' may not be all bad. (Getty Stock Photo)
'Micro cheating' may not be all bad. (Getty Stock Photo)

The study also revealed that almost half of respondents had come clean about their holiday antics to their partners.

"Micro-cheating is something to be aware of, but some harmless flirting abroad on the stag or hen really shouldn’t spoil the wedding," Jessica added.

She continued: "Being abroad and out of the daily grind also means people feel freer and that can fuel cheating.

"Magaluf has been famed for its boozed-fuelled breaks for decades, and its popularity with stag and hen dos is another reason it is still considered a mecca for cheating."

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Topics: Sex and Relationships