London - If you don’t want your partner to cheat, then you should spend less time on your smartphone.
According to a recent survey, almost half of those questioned admitted they had cheated while in a relationship because they felt second best to their partner’s cellphone.
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.
Ignoring the person you are with to focus on your smartphone has become so commonplace it’s even been given it’s own term – “phubbing”. But, it seems the tendency is now having a negative effect on relationships.
Dating website Victoria Milan surveyed 6 000 of their members and found 45 percent would cheat, or had cheated, on their partner because they felt they paid more attention to their phone or tablet than they did to them.
Women aged 30-50 were most likely to feel this way.
Ironically, those seeking an affair because their partner snubbed them for the smartphone would use their own mobile to meet someone new.
Sixty-six percent of respondents insisted that they wouldn’t be unfaithful at all without the help of new technologies – the internet in particular. – Daily Mail