We all know what constitutes cheating, but often the lines get blurred when it comes to emotional cheating. An emotional affair – sometimes referred to as an affair of the heart — can be defined as a relationship between a person and someone other than their spouse or significant other which excludes physical intimacy but includes emotional intimacy that you put into that person and no longer give your partner.

Here, according to the GalTime website love expert, are a few signs that you are having an emotional affair:

--You flirt with him.

--You spend a lot of time with this person and you are more excited about seeing him than anyone else.

--You make an effort to look nice when you see him.

--When you have relationship problems, you discuss them with him.

--When something is bothering you, you discuss it with him -- and not your significant other.

--You fantasize about what it would be physically intimate or be in a relationship with him.

--You either talk about him constantly to friends -- or never mention him at all and keep him a secret.

--You don't feel comfortable talking to your husband/boyfriend about him.

Although nothing physical is going on, the danger is that the emotional connection you have with that friend is even more intimate than a physical relationship, and that could eventually lead to an all out affair.