In fact, in some ways, a strictly physical affair, especially a brief one like a one night stand, isn't nearly as painful to a jilted spouse as an ongoing relationship that, although taking place entirely via the internet or a phone, allows a partner to develop an emotional connection with another person.
Phone up sex chats
A spokesman for Vodafone said: 'By his own admission, Mr Waldrum made calls to premium rate adult entertainment services more or less continuously over a period of two months until we suspended the services on October 21 when the total debt was £91,000.
Since we missed the opportunity to alert him at this stage, we will waive the charges of around £61,000 incurred after this point as a gesture of goodwill.
Texting is huge, especially if you're trying to win someone over.
Texting with your crush (or "flirtexting") gives you more opportunities to flirt with her than just hanging out.
Cyber cheating has rapidly grown to be a leading cause for divorce over the last decade Often, these activities start out innocently enough, but before long, the friendship becomes more flirtatious and eventually morphs into a full blown online relationship that takes an spouse's already waning attention away from his or her marriage.
While there are certain aspects of a physical affair, such as pregnancy and transmitting STDs, that aren't concerns with strictly emotional affairs, in all other aspects, both are considered equally devastating to relationships.
On the contrary, contact that starts online routinely ends up becoming in person contact.
Craftier cheaters are opting for apps like Snapchat and Cyber Dust, which cause messages to be automatically deleted just seconds after being sent.
Moreover, while carrying on a traditional physical extramarital relationship requires the participants to find time away from work and family for secret rendezvous, strictly online infidelity affords a cheating mate the ability to be in almost constant contact with multiple paramours, all while sitting right next to his or her unsuspecting spouse on the sofa.