Is communication on the chat line cheating?

If it's not romance, but friendship, then no, it's not cheating. I talk to many men (and women) around the world, on a friendship basis. I don't search for these men, but people get caught up on certain subjects from a board and you end up talking to different people and get their views. Right now I am talking to a young man in Africa re problems there. We exchange ideas as to how to better things there. It's interesting and we certainly learn something from each other. Only you know what "you are up too." If you know deep down that the fact of meeting some guy/girl on the web is a possibility, then you're looking for trouble.