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Posted by: Maria | 2011/09/25

Cheating and technology

There are such a large number of people who post here about cheating partners, and most of them cite evidence that have to do with technology - sms''s, e-mails, Facebook etc. It makes me wonder if people are cheating more now than they did in the past because technology makes it easier to do so, or whether it was easier to cheat and get away with it in the past because you didn''t leave so many technological traces.

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As there is no way to reliably measure how often people cheated in the past ( or even now ) its hard to make comparisons. The issue is rather similar in relation to more traditional health statistics. The more we develop more accurate tests for making a diagnosis, especially if we can make it earlier than usual, the more cases we diagnose. This doesn't mean the condition has become more common, only that we're recognizing it more easily.
And theough there are technical traces left of electronic parts of the cheat, the curiosity is more why the cheater chooses to keep them as souvenirs or trophies, rather than simply deleting them

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Posted by: Phil | 2011/09/26

You are correct  it is muche easier and a lot quicker to get into an affair.
A few simple reasons. You are exposed to diffirent people a lot more  it is now easier to flirt " faceless"  and sometimes get a response. Conversations happen faster  so the affair can progress quicker. There are many many more examples  but the long and the short of it is in the stats. A lot of divorces came about due to affairs that started via technology. (Facebook  Mixit, sms and email.) Distance are no longer an issue.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/09/25

As there is no way to reliably measure how often people cheated in the past ( or even now ) its hard to make comparisons. The issue is rather similar in relation to more traditional health statistics. The more we develop more accurate tests for making a diagnosis, especially if we can make it earlier than usual, the more cases we diagnose. This doesn't mean the condition has become more common, only that we're recognizing it more easily.
And theough there are technical traces left of electronic parts of the cheat, the curiosity is more why the cheater chooses to keep them as souvenirs or trophies, rather than simply deleting them

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