Facebook Responsible for a Third of Divorces in 201203:03 - Saturday 04 May 2013 - In Categories Sex, Lifestyle
More and more people are using social networks and their smartphones to cheat on their other half, new research has revealed.
According to private investigators at MyCheating, infidelity is on the rise and Facebook was apparently responsible for a third of divorces in 2012.
Other interesting facts include a huge rise in female membership among married women aged 30+ on UK ‘cheating websites’ since the Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon.
Also, 15 million people are users of online dating sites in the UK – yet there are only 11.2 million single people in the country.
Victoria Coxen, co-founder at MyCheating, says: ‘The Internet, and specifically social networks, have changed the way we interact with each other. And one of the negative consequences is that it has become easier for people to cheat.
‘Social media and technological advancements have put temptation at our fingertips, and this is demonstrated by the meteoric rise in extra-marital encounters.’