Absolutely nothing is stated in North Carolina law to prevent someone who is separated from dating whomever they please. A more educated answer (and the careful answer) to this dating question depends on the facts, as outlined in the various scenarios below.
If you are “legally separated” (meaning you have been issued a Decree of Separate Maintenance from the Family Court), then none of the financial issues addressed in that Order will be changed by any adultery at this point.
In some states, adultery is a crime, although it is rarely prosecuted.
In states that still recognize fault-based divorces, adultery has more of an impact.
The significance of committing adultery also varies from state to state.
Some states consider a couple legally separated when they have signed a separation or marital settlement agreement and relocated to separate homes.
I am concerned because I don't want to lose my house.