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when someone has a significant other that is far away and flirts with another person just enough to keep them interested (and get showered with attention), but never actually cheats.
Debbie accused me of trying to hit on Mark, which is not fair because she's just keeping a pet while Vic is away for the semester
by ShoshannaD January 06, 2010

Words related to keeping a pet

cheating emotional affair insecure manipulation platonic