Monday, 2 January 2012

Flirting on Facebook - 3rd Biggest Reason For Divorce

According to a survey carried out by divorce website Divorce-Online

A third of divorces in UK have apparently been triggered by flirting on the social networking site Facebook, according to a survey carried out by divorce website Divorce-Online.

While in December 2009 20% of behaviour petitions cited 'Facebook' as a reason for filing divorces, the social networking site has been cited by 33% of people for breaking up in their behaviour petitions in 2011.
According to the website, the three most common reasons where Facebook figured in the allegations were inappropriate messages to members of the opposite sex; separated spouses posting comments about each other; and Facebook friends reporting spouse's behaviour.

Mark Keenan the spokesman for Divorce-Online said social networking has become the primary tool for communicating with friends and is taking over from text and e-mail in her opinion. "If someone wants to have an affair or flirt with the opposite sex then the easiest place to do it. People need to be careful what they put on Facebook as the courts are now seeing a lot more evidence being introduced from people's walls and posts in disputes over finances and children," cautioned Keenan.

However, the micro-blogging site Twitter was mentioned only in 20 of the 5,000 petitions surveyed, the divorce firm reported. - The Best in Social Business


Jayden said...

A long island divorce lawyer told me that the social media seem to be one of the top sources of couple quarrels. It is very unfortunate that flirting on social media sites could lead to very serious case such as divorce. Men and women should not just play around online, it is a real deal now.

Daisy Dee said...

Some divorce lawyers in Perth that I have talked to personally say that Facebook is one of the most common reasons of their clients' divorce. It may sound as a very simple and shallow reason but it truly affects lives.

Sophie Tyler Neil said...

My friend who is a divorce attorney west palm beach told me that nowadays, people tend to wait for the reaction of others before deciding. Social media greatly affects the decision making of some people, making them irrational.