Technology is enabling couples to have multiple affairs online, said divorce lawyers. In fact, companies have noticed a drift in increasing infidelity with some spouses having up to five affairs at a time.
According to an article in The Daily Mail, methods of communication range from messaging and dating apps to social networks like Linkedin and Facebook. Abigail Lowther, an associate solicitor told the Sunday Telegraph that her clients said that technology was ‘putting temptation at their partners’ fingertips’.
Joanne Edwards, a partner at Forsters agreed to the link between technology and infidelity.
“Technology puts people within messaging distance of old or new flames and means that a spouse can be cheating when sitting in the same room with their husband and wife,” she said.
However, “while technology may make having an affair easier, it also makes it easier to uncover infidelity,” said Joanna Pratt, a partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore.