Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) wrote a piece for The New Yorker where she says that kissing isn't a serious offense, and it's not cheating.

The fact of the matter is, marriage is a serious business and kissing is not. Kissing in and of itself can’t create offspring or cause life-threatening disease. Just because I want to kiss someone doesn’t mean I want to love that person, share a bed with him, remind him to take his Lipitor, tell him not to use so much salt, or share one AOL e-mail account.

What do you think? If you're in a monogamous relationship (open or poly relationships don't count here!), is kissing cheating? (If you're dying to know my opinion, I think it would depend a lot on the situation. Drunk at a bar? Not cheating. Possibly in love with the person? Cheating.) Comments are open!