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What do you consider cheating in the age of Facebook?

Thursday - 5/23/2013, 4:06am  ET

woman texting cellphone (Thinkstock)
For 79 percent, sexy text messages are considered cheating. (Thinkstock)

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WASHINGTON - Does the definition of cheating change when you enter the world of social media?

For some it does.

According to a new poll conducted by HuffPost Divorce and YouGov, 79 percent of people consider it cheating if their significant other sends sexy text messages or pictures to someone else.

Sixty percent say that forming a deep emotional connection with someone other than their partner is cheating.

Surprisingly, only 48 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed said they would consider it cheating if their significant other kissed someone on the lips.

Twenty-four percent of people say they consider it cheating if a partner reaches out to an ex on Facebook.

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