Research shows that heterosexual men are much less likely to get upset about emotional affairs than they are about affairs where physical/sexual contact has occurred. Women are more likely to be upset about emotional affairs.

What are emotional affairs? How are they different from regular affairs?

An emotional affair happens when two people develop powerful feelings for each other and develop an intimate relationship. However, the relationship isn't consummated sexually. It is considered an “affair” because one or both parties are married or otherwise committed.

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