I think it has increased more than before because of the revolution in the field of communication, social media has opened many gates for that, now you can flirt online with the comfort of your bed, you can connect around in many ways, hence it has greatly increased the potential of cheating. Previous generations did not had such facilities they required lots of physical interactions before they could develop anything and connecting wasn't that easier as it's now. Compared to previous generations technology has played a major role in that, a dot matrix printer use to take minutes to print a page while today we have laser which prints dozens of pages in the same time, the technology has increased the frequency of everything. Like the introduction of new automated machine in the factory has increased the production, same way cheating has increased with use to advanced communication technologies.
To give a valid answer to your question, we would need to have accurate measurement of the frequency of marital infidelity 20 or 40 years ago and the frequency today. This is one of those things that is impossible to accurately measure. If you survey people, the validity of the responses depends on people being totally honest about their behavior; what are the odds that everyone is going to confess their sins?G@G Admin sometimes adds pictures to posts to give them more appeal to other users. Posts with pictures usually get more responses.
I think its more common because in previous times pre-marital sex and extra-marital sex was seriously frowned upon. It still is but to a lesser degree. When my parents first started working at their jobs over 30 years ago - only 1 out of every 5000 people were divorced because back then - people were poor and honest. Now with the new advent of porn and sexuality in the media - sexual infidelity is far too common.
Wouldn't porn keep people from cheating?
No - it increases the possibility of cheating because it makes you want things you aren't getting from your relationship.
Wouldn't you just ask for those things then?
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Hard to say as there isn't really a single solid study on it and I wasn't born in previous generations, but I'm inclined to say more common just from the few studies I have seen on it, life experiences, and it also seems easier to cheat nowadays thanks to the internet.
Would you cheat?
Never ever. I think cheating is very f*cked up.
What if you met someone better? And your current guy treats you like crap
Still no. If I'm unhappy in a relationship, I'm going to either talk to them about it, or end things. Cheating won't solve any problems, all it'll do is create a lot of betrayal.
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Cheating has become more common and open. In past generations there has been cheating but people preferred to hide it under the rug. Lol
I’d say more common, and that horrible trend of promoting it should vanish. Unfortunately it’s everywhere, in movies, shows, mainstream music etc. Someone told me that this is happening because people are mocking family values and getting somewhat demoralised, while promoting hookup culture, and I agree.
Yes, for multiple reasons. One, the atmosphere around dating and relationships has shifted. Not exactly in any negative way, it's just not the same as it used to be.And the second, and biggest reason in my opinion, is that it's so much easier to cheat nowadays. Between all the constant social media and different ways of contacting and connecting with people, not to mention easy hookup apps like tinder, the temptation is extremely high, and it's easily accessible
I would say it is more common in women but probably the same with men today. Men went to war, had prostitutes readily available (and legal) etc etc. Women were much more confined and that was very looked down upon for them. Now its kind of fair game across the board..
I think less because you know society is putting an emphasis on things differently than when for example I was a child. When I was growing up music was all about drugs and women these days it's all about drugs and drugs and glamour. The emphasis isn't on "you're the man if you got 9 bitches" (hence why my generation has terrible relationship/family census stats) these days it's like " if you have 30 Gucci belts and a pocket full of xanax you're the man"
More. The practical reason is no-fault divorce. Under at fault divorce the cheater go screwed in the divorce settlement. Now he/she still gets half, so there is no real penalty for breaking the marriage contract.
Thats dumb af... cheater should get nothing
When it comes to cheating it will always remain in the world its not about the genration its about your partners needs and priorities wether you are fullfilling all his or her needs is you are available when he n she needs you its affect by many these kind of factors and many others things.
I think it’s a lot easier to cheat now than it was before. With the increase in technology you can do a lot of stuff behind your partners back so much easier and quicker than ever before.
It seems like it's much more common to me and that people seem to see it as nothing these days. And contrary to common thought and "studies," I also believe that women cheat more than men, and are proud of it.
I think its the same amount/has not increased that much but due to social media, the internet and the culture of wanting to share things so publicly, cheating has become more public/visible for people. It's also talked about more openly now. This happens a lot with many social topics as people are more open to talking about them/putting them in the public eye. For example: Bad airplane/airline incidents always happened but now due to social media/smartphones people can easily record these incidents and post them online. While, before people couldn't do that.
I don’t know if it’s more common now, but it’s openly talked about now more than ever. And yea sure the increasing population helps in making it more ‘common’ now so in a way yeah it’s more common perhaps
That's kind of a difficult question to answer but I'd imagine it's about the same I think people just talk about it more openly now. Main reason we are more connected to other people/other people's lives than ever before.
The same and when you turn forty. Everyone ignores you to a point that either you become a big A hole expressing your views like they have value. Or become somewhat like me everything is to serious to be taken that serious. Hakuna Matata!
More common. People treat sex as entertainment now, as opposed to a meaningful gesture or love or procreation.
It was always a problem. Old people tend to paint their past in brighter colours than it actually was.
I think its slightly more common now don't let them old people (45 & up) fool you they were just as grimy as some of us are now I knw tht for a fact
More common, I mean how else did you get those muscles? It’s obvious you took steroids.
How'd you know?
I can smell the testosterone from miles away.
Aren't you that little psycho Asian girl?
I'll take that as a yes.
Cheating has always been there but now it more talked about. Women in the past just threw it under the rug.
It's less common, because less people are actually in relationships. Most people just sleep around while single and they are fine with that.
I would say it’s more less the same.. not much has changed.. only a few lucky ones get the faithful ones..
I think it's actually the same.. The only difference between then and now is that it's being brought to the surface a lot more..
What do you think of websites like Ashley Madison?
Probably fairly close to the same. Women just tricked men into raising the children that werent’ theirs.
Is the spilling of the tea?
more you cheating piece of shit!YOU SAID YOU LOVED ME!!!
I agree, that it is about the same as it has always been. The age of technology has brought everything to the light.
I guess it would be more common because of the dating sites/apps and hook up sites/apps like: match, plenty of fish (pof), eharmony, elite singles, farmers only, tinder adult friend finder, alt. com and others. Social media site such as facebook, twitter, instagram, vampire freaks and others has made it easier to share things with the masses overv the years. It all started with the yahoo chat rooms and aol chatrooms. They then had the messenger where you could add them and message them without them being on you also have cell phones with the internet and messaging. With cameras and camera phones especially you can now record things and post it right to a web site. The information is getting around a lot quicker so it may seem like more cheating is going on whether there is or not. Slso with more people in the would there are more chances. The further you go back in time the less and less chance there were to cheat.
No idea. It's probably harder to hide now a days though so it comes out more.
Maybe cheating is something from all generations only now it happens more openly.
Ńo i do not think so though each generation is different.
I'd say more open. People cheated a lot in the past too, they just weren't verbal about it
I think its more common now
The admins did
More common and it is stupid
I don't know always has been
100% more common
Moral relativism is more prevelent
Off the fuckin charts.
I don’t think it’s changed at all
I think it's the same but it's more open and easier to cheat now due to the internet - dating apps etc. It really sucks that so many people are so insensitive and selfish to hurt another person so deeply though. If you can't be with one person stay single or find someone willing to have an open relationship. It's so unnecessary to hurt someone who loves you.
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