Is it cheating if men talk on chat lines?

Well, that would depend on what they are talking about and to whom. If they are relaying sweet nothings to another then that is a form of cheating because that should be saved for the partner that is in front of them. If they are talking sexual stuff then that is not good either. Just talking about every day things no, that is not cheating. If the chatting starts to interfere with a relationship, then that is a problem, too.

Chat lines are just entertainment like playing a video game. It's ok if you don't break up your family after talking on a chatline. To understand the psychology of chat lines, you have to try it out for yourself. It is just simple live entertainment. Most men call the phone chat lines because they are bored and need a way to pass the time.