The numbers are in…
People often think that anyone is capable of cheater – except their partner.
Unfortunately, adultery is a huge obstacle that many couples in America and throughout the world must face. We all love our partners and want to believe that they are somehow immune to the cheating bug- but many of them end up being a cheater.
Our study found that not only do people cheat (and quite often as 90% of our participants have been cheated on at least once), but that technology is a big player in the world of infidelity.
How do people cheat?
Our study examined how often people get cheated on, as well as how technology plays a role in cheating. We found that not only have most people been cheated on at least once, but that a large percentage of people found out that their partner was cheating via some sort of technology, such as searching the cheater’s phone records or finding out via social media.
This shocking fact also proves that most people use technology in some way or another as an accomplice in their adultery (thus making their cheating tracks easier to trace).
How many have done it?
We surveyed 115 people. Out of our 115 participants, 64% of people who took our survey were women and 36% were men.
Our study found that a vast majority of its participants have been cheated on at least once. Only 10% of our survey takers have never been cheated on.
Technology contributes to this high percentage statistic. If you continue and read further into this study, you will find that most cheating victims looked at their partner’s phone history, internet history, or social media to help catch their partner cheating. This verifies that a majority of cheaters use some sort of technology as a way to connect with their secret lover.
Our study found that a significant amount of people were able to find out if their partner was cheating by looking at their call and/or texting history.
Participants in the study were allowed to select more than one choice with this question. Here are some other ways in which they caught their cheating partner:
- 29% found out via social media (Facebook, Instagram, etc)
- 25% found out by accidental discovery
- 21% found out via Internet History
- 18% found out from a third party
- 10% found out via confession of partner
- 1% found out via an investigator
- 11% selected “other”
Is technology good or bad for cheating?
Part of the cheating epidemic is the high-level accessibility to cheating. Technology allows a cheater to commit an act of infidelity at any given time. Laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc. You name any form of technology, and it can be used in some way to simplify cheating
Now that technology has further advanced, there is an infinite number of ways to cheat. Cheaters can literally go online and virtually cheat by connecting with another live human being. Additionally, now that women have entered the workforce and have much more freedom than they previously had sixty years ago, they have also been big contributors to the world of infidelity.
However, our high-level of technology also plays a role in catching the same cheaters that use it to their advantage.
So how do we catch them?
As technology has progressed, so has the things that we can do with it. Technology has especially changed relationships. We can easily go behind our partner’s backs to cheat thanks to technology, however, our actions online and use of cellular data are hard to completely erase.
Spouses even will go as far as to track their partner’s GPS to see where they are going or put spyware of their phone to watch their activities.
As our study shows, a large percentage of people found out their spouse was cheating by looking at phone history, internet history, and social media history.
The moral of the story
We shouldn’t live in fear of using technology just because it can lead to infidelity . The key is to build your relationship communication strong and make sure you are aware of how to avoid the battles that lead to cheating.
Cheating is the result of the neglectful or toxic behaviour , and it’s the root that has to be dealt with not just the result .