While most couples hope and expect their significant other to be faithful, a new survey finds that most people in relationships are cheating. But don’t worry, this type of cheating isn’t necessarily cause for divorce. The survey was conducted by Netflix and the cheating they’re talking about is of the TV watching kind.
The new Netflix poll finds that 48% of streaming couples cheat, meaning they watch a TV show ahead of their significant other. And this is a problem that's on the rise, with that percentage nearly tripling in only four years. And it sounds like once someone cheats, they just want to do it more, with 63% of cheaters saying they’d watch even more shows without their S.O if they knew they could get away with it, and 48% admitting they’ve already cheated three or more times.
So, why do we cheat? Well, 80% of cheaters say their sneakiness is unplanned, with 69% admitting they were unfaithful because of “an uncontrollable desire to find out what’s next.” And if you think it’s no big deal, you’d be wrong. While 46% of people feel cheating is “not bad at all,” there are 14% of American couples for which it’s a complete no-no, and think it’s worst than forgetting a birthday or anniversary.
- As for what shows spark cheating the most, in the U.S. the biggest cheat shows include “The Walking Dead,” “Orange is the New Black,” Breaking Bad,” House of Cards,” and Marvel’s “Daredevil.”