cyber- +"Ž affair
An online relationship with another person via e-mail, chat room or virtual reality community such as Second Life. Cyberaffairs run the gamut from casual conversations to divulging intimate emotions and desires. Because a cyberaffair is often clandestine, it can be very disruptive when a spouse or sweetheart finds out about it and judges the communication as if it were a physical affair. See Second Life.