Is Social Media Causing More People to Cheat?

Social media, including sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, is a hub of online activity and interaction with others. Sometimes, users communicate with people who they don’t know but the majority of users find it beneficial to connect with their friends, family and acquaintances. It’s a brilliant way of keeping tabs on what everyone is up to, even if they live on the other side of the world.

But what happens if social media is used for other purposes? Can social media use get out of hand, but was started with the most innocent of intentions? The answer is, yes. As technology has advanced, partners have found social networking to be a covert, convenient way of cheating on their other halves.

From flirty messages to explicit photographs, it’s far too easy to pass that content on to those who we aren’t romantically involved with, but would like to be, despite already having a significant other.

Why does social media cause people to cheat?

There are many reasons for why social media causes people to cheat on their partners, including the following:

It allows for instant gratification

A harmless chat online with another person can quickly turn into something far deeper and more serious which often helps to fill a void in an existing relationship. Many people will crave this attention when they’re feeling most weak or vulnerable.

When there are difficulties in current relationships, speaking to another person can provide a fresh perspective thus catapulting them into a pool of potential new partners, pushing your significant other to one side in the process.

Instant gratification and ongoing attention can lure those in who are already feeling dissatisfied in a relationship, but instead of talking through their issues, they’ll seek reassurance elsewhere who can also offer them a comforting shoulder to cry on – an often dangerous combination.

The grass will always look greener on the other side

When someone chooses to cheat online, it can give them a buzz but, ultimately, it’s a connection that has manifested itself through what’s lacking in a current relationship. When you combine this with, often, fraudulent appearances online, including ‘catfishing’, it can create the perfect storm.

Hearing all the right things at a time when you aren’t satisfied in an existing partnership can be enough to open the door even further, allowing someone else into your personal space who isn’t your spouse. Something that starts out as a harmless chat online can quickly turn into a secret you’ll do anything to hide, especially from your partner. But, eventually, the cracks will begin to show online as well as your real-life relationship. Where it might seem like the better, easier and more satisfying option, it often leads to hurt, anguish and breakups further down the line. The grass always looks greener on the other side, until you get over there.

Social media offers up an abundance of visually-pleasing people

Social media is full of misconceptions, portraying an array of seemingly beautiful people for users to freely chat to online. The thing to remember here is that there are pieces of software and applications out there which can enable someone to enhance their looks, eliminating features they don’t like, such as blemishes, wrinkles, spots or even freckles.

To those with low self esteem, luring in someone else’s husband or wife is a major accomplishment, but those with low self esteem are also more likely to portray themselves in a different light online.

But when someone has travelled too far down the line with another person on social media, then the aforementioned issue is usually overlooked. Once those boundaries have been crossed, it taints an existing relationship forever, even if the cheating party is eventually found out and forgiven.

Can social media exist alongside a healthy relationship?

Trust is key to any relationship. But even those who do trust their partners online have the option of a joint Facebook account as they’ll simply find it to be the easier and more straightforward options, especially if you only connect with family and close friends.

Some partnerships will have rules about who they can and cannot be friends with, but this solution also highlights distrust in a relationship. But even the most trusting of spouses have been scalded when they find out their partner has cheated on them and that can cause trust issues in any future relationships they have.

The thing with social media is that it tricks otherwise trusted people into making irresponsible decisions. Social media can exist alongside a healthy relationship if there’s trust involved, but the minute that trust is gone, it cannot be retrieved.

What should I do if I suspect my partner is using social media to cheat on me?

If you suspect that your partner is using social media to cheat on you, then you should look to hire a highly-skilled, fully-qualified professional from Delta 74 Private Investigations. Whether you have a cheating husband or boyfriend or an unfaithful wife or girlfriend then we’ll be able to offer a service that’ll either confirm or deny their infidelity.

Matrimonial investigations and cheating partner cases are extremely popular in our industry following on from Covid-19 lockdown measures where relationships were tested and this means you’ll always be able to count on Delta 74 Private Investigations to handle the situation delicately and sensitively. We understand that it’s an extremely emotional time which is why we’ll always take the time to listen and approach your case carefully.

If you’ve noticed any signs that your spouse is cheating, then Delta 74 Private Investigations can always be relied upon to help you. If you would like more information about the private investigations we’re able to carry out for you, all carried out by our highly-experienced, exceptionally-trained specialists, then get in touch with a member of our friendly, expert team today.

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