@sarcasm I'd say not, but then my background includes the theatrical and pagan communities both of which are very tactile and huggy. I see why some people would consider it cheating but so long as my partner wasn't hiding anything and there were no agendas I wouldn't have an issue with it.
I read a great article recently about how it is primarily straight western male culture which has this aversion to platonic cuddling. You look to the Russian ballet schools and to the guys there it is perfectly normal for them to huddle together for warmth - and these are huge, hulking beasts of masculine energy. Or how in many far eastern cultures school ages males are growing up just as comfortable hugging and sitting on each other's laps as their counterparts.
The article went on to hypothesise that this aversion is directly responsible for two of western man's most toxic traits - i) the misassociation between sex and affection, along with the inability to express affection through alternate means, and ii) possessive jealousness over a partner's tactility with others, especially other males but even other female friends. Because they have been so touch-starved through their lives that once they get a partner in their life who they can touch, they don't know how normal touch should be and cannot process it.
Someone I chatted with, thought I was a guy for 30 mins straight!! Tsk tsk
It’s a shame 75% of people on here ask the first question M or F? I mean I get that maybe you want to talk to someone of same or different gender because of the nature of topic but most are just horny morons or ghost you because you aren’t a woman or man. So I totally get where you are coming from I’ve tried a few times to chat to a stranger in chat and it ends up in the random getting pissed because I am a dude or just leaving. I’ve had better ( Marginally better ) success by taking it to the forums.
Me, I honestly don’t care what gender you are as long as you can hold a semi intelligent conversation and have confidence to take a risk talking to a stranger and possibly making a new friend. Keep being awesome! Captain America