A question I'm often asked is if flirting online is considered cheating.

So many are connecting on social media sites, creating profiles on Tinder while still in a relationship, and looking for love online, while still in a committed relationship or even in a marriage.

An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.

Is looking online today's digital version of going to a strip club without touching the dancer, staring at a good looking man or woman and smiling without saying hello, or scrolling through online dating profiles before you consider divorce just to see what else is out there?

What about sending a text or a sext message without engaging in physical contact?

Still, studies are showing that one third of married men in the U. are frequenting Internet dating sites; some to look, and others to get emotionally or physically involved. K., Facebook was named in one third of divorce filings.

Where do we draw the line between innocent flirting and a violation of a marriage commitment?

Now a French court has ruled that a woman from Aix-en-Provence, who was married for over 20 years, violated her marriage obligations because she was chatting with men online, even though she did not meet any of them.

One would now assume that any married person in France becomes a member of the adulterous dating site, Ashley Madison, it would immediately be grounds for divorce.

The French judges ruled against the wife by stating that depression was not a good defense as to why she was communicating with men online.

Laws in France now state that spouses owe each other mutual respect, fidelity, and help.

Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.

A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.

Will your mobile phone become evidence in future divorce hearings? Julie Spira is a top online dating expert and founder of Cyber Dating