Facebook Cheating An Increasing Problem? [Infographic]

facebook cheating infographic

Facebook cheating is one of the bigger panics of the social media era, and sites that allow connection have also, in turn, been a vector for infidelity.

But is Facebook cheating a new problem, or has social media just become another way for the unfaithful to … unfaith?

In an era where divorce lawyers claim Facebook cheating (or its Twitter equivalent … twitquivalent?) is responsible for as many as one in five divorces, it can certainly seem like social media sets the stage for giving in to temptation.

The argument could be made, however, that if Facebook cheating is so incredibly huge of a factor, more relationships would break down simply from the vast exposure we all have to social media — and divorce rates aren’t notably peaking.

Still, the effects of social media on relationships can be insidious and creep up … and every relationship has rough spots where infidelity is harder to resist.

Below is an infographic from the ominously named Total Divorce on Facebook cheating, and some best practices to avoid social media relationship meltdown.

Kim LaCapria

Kim LaCapria is a social media enthusiast, long-time Inquisitr.com writer and beauty and lifestyle industry expert. She covers a wide range of social media topics, with a particular interest in style-related apps and services. When not working, Kim can be found on Facebook and Pinterest, skating, and sneaking off to Spa Castle.


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  1. Interesting! But so true that people are begining to delve into the online world more and ignoring reality.

  2. I don't know if this behavior is becoming increasingly prevalent with social media technologies, but it definitely provides people a new outlet for their cheating and other actions.