Lifestyle 5 ways cheating has become easier with social media

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Some people may be finding partners on social media while others are using it to cheat on their partners.

Social media is making it easier for people to cheat on their partners. play

Social media is making it easier for people to cheat on their partners.

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Cheating is as old as the institution of marriage but with the advancement of technology and increasing dependency on social media platforms, cheating on partners has become much easier to do.

Before the popularity of social media like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and even basic stuff like e-mail, it was much harder to fall for the temptation of cheating on your partner.

While in the past, a person could physically extract themselves from a situation which could likely lead to infidelity, now it has become near impossible as there is no clear idea of demarcations of a safe zone and when you have begun to give in to the temptation of cheating.

Social media users are using social media platforms to cheat on their partners. play

Social media users are using social media platforms to cheat on their partners.

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Also, no matter where social media users are, their minds are being constantly stimulated and titillated whenever they unlock their phones, tablets or open their computers. Here are 5 ways social media is helping partners cheat easier.

1. Having multiple social media accounts

Having multiple Twitter accounts at once is pretty easy to have and use all at the same time. play

Having multiple Twitter accounts at once is pretty easy to have and use all at the same time.

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Social media accounts are extremely easy to open and most require just an email address accompanied by a functioning phone number. With 5 minutes and a click later, a social media account has been created which makes it pretty easy for a cheating partner to operate an unknown account from their partner while they engage in infidelity.

2. Social media provides even more choices

Facebook provides a variety of opportunities to meet people from all over the world. play

Facebook provides a variety of opportunities to meet people from all over the world.

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Social media allows for a broader pool of options and temptations whether it comes to men or women. Therefore, social media helps trigger the idea of cheating for the purpose of trying something different or new with barely any restrictions at all.

3. Encourages uploading of attractive photos

Instagram focuses on photos and this leads to users seeking to post appealing photos. play

Instagram focuses on photos and this leads to users seeking to post appealing photos.

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With social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, there is a lot of focus on visual content. Of course, social media users have constantly continued to step up the game by uploading more and more attractive photos to gain popularity on the social media sites. This attracts interaction and flirting with the opposite sex which leads to partners being unfaithful.

4. Social media means you can cheat "on the go"

With just a few seconds to spare photos, messages or even video calls can be shared with someone on social media. play

With just a few seconds to spare photos, messages or even video calls can be shared with someone on social media.

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With social media, you do not have to make out time to cross town to meet someone or go to dingy clubs to scout for potential people to cheat with. Whether taking a coffee break or a minute in the bathroom to touch up your makeup, all it takes is a swipe of a finger and tapping on the screen of a phone to cheat on a partner.

5. There is no evidence for partners to find

Cleaning your phone of your internet activity hides all trails of evidence of cheating from your partner. play

Cleaning your phone of your internet activity hides all trails of evidence of cheating from your partner.

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When cheating on social media, it is pretty hard for your partner to find the evidence of your infidelity. Browser history can be cleaned, accounts can be logged out or message history deleted which makes it hard for any evidence of cheating on their partners to surface. This is taken advantage of by cheating partners to get away with their infidelity which makes them more likely to take advantage of social media.