We Netflix and chilled our way into a relationship, and now we’re Netflix-cheating on each other.
It’s so out of control, odds are that you have been cheated on. The internet television streaming company’s new global survey reveals nearly half of all couples cheat — meaning, one partner is watching episodes ahead of their significant others — and will continue to do so.
- 81 percent of cheaters have done it more than once
- 61 percent would cheat more if they could get away with it
- 48 percent of offenders are married
- 45 percent of those who have done the deed don’t confess
Not all countries have caught onto the trend.
In the Netherlands, 73 percent of Netflix viewers say they wouldn’t cheat. In Japan it is considered “unforgivable,” and in Hong Kong — forty percent of respondents say “it’s as bad as having an actual affair.”
Most people claim they never planned on skipping ahead of their significant others, 80 percent said it just happened. Once they did, 66 percent claimed that, “the shows were so good we can’t stop binging.”
Don’t feel too guilty if you have binge-watched ahead of your partner one night. Most people, especially in Western culture, are accepting of Netflix cheating.
Forty-six percent of respondents around the world say it’s “not bad at all.” Nearly one in five say they’ve gotten into a verbal argument with their cheating partner.
If you’re the jealous type, keep an eye on your partner if they show any interest in these: The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Narcos, and Stranger Things. They’re the top temptations, according to Netflix.
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