If you don’t want your partner to cheat, then new research suggests you should spend less time on your smartphone.
According to a recent survey, almost half of those questioned admitted they have cheated while in a relationship because they felt second best to their partner’s mobile.
Some said they felt their other half paid more attention to their phone than they did to them, checking them during meals, while watching a film, in the middle of an important conversation and even immediately after sex.
It sounds ludicrous that someone would stray in a relationship due to their partner’s love of their iPhone, and that’s for a very good reason – the story is almost certainly nonsense, due in part to its provenance:
Dating website Victoria Milan surveyed 6000 of their members and found 45 per cent would cheat, or have cheated, on their partner because they felt they paid more attention to their phone or tablet than they did to them.
But why would the dating site be pushing this anti-smartphone rhetoric in their press release? The next line makes it all clear:
Ironically, those seeking an affair because their partner snubbed them for the smartphone would use their own mobile to meet someone new.
Sixty-six per cent of respondents insist that they wouldn’t be unfaithful at all without the help of new technologies – the internet in particular.
While the article overtly blames the iPhone addict for their partners desire to find someone new, the covert intent of the seded story is to highlight the use of technology in helping someone cheat on their partner – which, essentially, is the very business model of dating website Victoria Milan.