Was in a conversation with a friend, and one thing led to another, and there was much deliberation around what constitutes an affair. We found we had differing definitions. That got me curious, so I’m throwing this question out to all of you. How do you define an affair? What is an affair, what is not.
An affair is when two people consensually get into an arrangement where there is regular verbal, physical and emotional communication over a sustained period. This is what distinguishes it from the one night stand. Often, it also, by its nature, implies that conditions may not permit the relationship to have a more socially acceptable form, like culmination in marriage, and therefore some cloak and dagger element is necessitated 🙂
|“ ||@Vidyut well when u get stimulation mental and / or physical from someone besides ur partner|
|“ ||@Vidyut affair – a relationship which either involves love , lust or deceit|
|“ ||@Vidyut The name given to a thoroughly enjoyed & promised never to repeat mistake.|
|“ ||@Vidyut You can cheat with your eyes, and thoughts and heart. When cheating turns into action, it’s an affair.|
|“ ||@Vidyut : Friendships/relationship seeking 2 seek solace, comfort, soul sharing – depth of the relationship is almost as close as marriage|
|“ ||@Vidyut extra-marital sexual encounters|
|“ ||@Vidyut If the two people are involved in such a relationship that themselves try to hide certain aspects of it, I’d consider it ‘affair’.|
|“ ||@Vidyut I think an affair is a romantic and/or sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other.|
And there were less defined, responses, witty, insightful, charming in their own ways….
|“ ||@Vidyut You spoke my mind……:)|
|“ ||@Vidyut Betwn 2 unmarried ppl relationship can b either platonic or sexual.Its ‘affair’ only in d eyes of others,but 4 dem its a relatnship.|
|“ ||@Vidyut when you tweet abt it, you get RTed at least 10 times.|
|“ ||@Vidyut its a misunderstanding between two confused souls.|
|“ ||@Vidyut when ‘off-air’ matters of shy lovebirds go ‘on-air’ they get labelled as ‘aff-air’ 😉|
|“ ||@Vidyut when a guy wearing iron maiden is looking for a ‘I am sorry’ card at archies !|
|“ ||@Vidyut You know it when you have one! 😛|
|“ ||@Vidyut And never mind, other people will define it for you when you have one. 🙂|
|“ ||Yeah all the affairs be it romantic, Parliamentary or religious , all are too scary. @behanjee @Vidyut|
Chandrima das shared this quote:
“I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” – ultimate moral of every affair .. courtesy: Atlas Shrugged
A most interesting discussion with many people… and I think I get a better idea of what all could be meant when someone speaks of an affair.
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