Some researchers in the UK believe that Facebook can be hazardous to married people. They cite the fact that one in five people who are currently filing for divorce are citing Facebook as the cause of the breakup. It seems that some are actually having virtual love affairs on Facebook with people they have not actually met. Suspicious spouses are also searching the Facebook site looking for evidence of flirting and even online affairs.
According to one source it states:
“The most common reason seemed to be people having inappropriate sexual chats with people they were not supposed to.”
Flirty emails and messages found on Facebook pages are increasingly being cited as evidence of unreasonable behavior.
Computer firms have even cashed in by developing software allowing suspicious spouses to electronically spy on someone’s online activities.
One 35-year-old woman even discovered her husband was divorcing her via Facebook.
Last year a 28-year-old woman ended her marriage after discovering her husband had been having a virtual affair with someone in cyberspace he had never met.
Amy Taylor 28, split from David Pollard after discovering he was sleeping with an escort in the game Second Life, a virtual world where people reinvent themselves.
I personally find this ridiculous. These people shouldn’t be married in the first place. Obviously they do not love each other, but if they do, have no respect for their spouse or themselves. How can anyone have a cyber relationship with someone? What’s next, cyber sex?