What is your opinion on role playing with someone in a relationship or married?
What is your opinion if you are the person in said relationships?
What do you consider to be cheating? Thank you.
1. It's not my responsibility to try to meddle in the personal lives of others to satisfy my own sense of morality. Plus, to be honest, I don't really care.
2. I would only feel guilty if I was being particularly deceptive about the whole matter. While ideally I would want to be totally open and honest with my partner, if he's not at all involved or aware of online roleplaying, it may be a bit of an awkward subject to raise, especially if it's a new relationship. However, eventually I would inform them that I write with others online, and that I hope he's comfortable with that as it is a creative outlet that makes me happy.
3. Being intentionally deceptive and/or growing overly attached to others when you are in a closed, monogamous relationship. Every couple is different, and while I would have no problem with my partner roleplaying online, I would be hurt if he had been hiding it from me and it turned out to be a major part of his life. Additionally, there's various degrees of cheating. While I may consider roleplaying with others online and being very deceptive about it as cheating, it's not comparable to having an actual affair, whether it's physical or emotional. It's not something that would necessarily ruin the relationship, or even be a major problem, just something that would require clarification and honesty.
However, I do not label those that roleplay without informing their RL partners as cheaters. It's not my place to judge others. Personally, I find that concealing things only makes it worse, and I know that I dislike being misled, so I try not to do that to others. It is what tends to work form me. :)