Facebook Infidelity: Cheating Spouses Go Online
A survey of lawyers shows 20 percent of divorces involve Facebook.
Nov. 30, 2010— -- Facebook has apparently become the new "lipstick on your collar."
Twenty percent of divorces involve Facebook and 80 percent of divorce lawyers have reported a spike in the number of cases that use social media for evidence, according to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
It's so common that there's a website dedicated to Facebook cheating.
FacebookCheating.com's founder says he started the site after his now ex-wife had an affair with an old flame she re-ignited on Facebook.
The site is an outlet that gives tips on how to catch a cheating spouse in the age of social networks and heartbreaks across the Web.
"Facebook has ruined my marriage of almost 20 years," a man wrote on another support group website, marriagehelper.com. "My wife 'reconnected' with old boy friends and even started innocently flirting with a stranger."
Stories of infidelity posted on such websites illustrate how the social media network has helped to reconnect former lovers.
Even celebrities are not immune.
Indeed, real-life desperate housewives have discovered that opportunities to cheat aren't sitting at the next barstool but a keystroke away.
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