This year in the lead up to Valentine’s Day ProPrivacy.com surveyed 1,000 people around the world to understand what impact modern technology was having on their relationships.
Technology has become intrinsically woven into our social fabric, it is used to meet new friends and stay in touch with old ones. It’s embedded in every aspect of our professional and personal lives from work to romance. Social Media now plays such a big part role in our romantic lives that tagging yourself as in a relationship on Facebook is seen as a marker of commitment.
The convenience of modern technology has a darker side though, particularly when it comes to the cornerstone of all healthy relationships, trust.
How many of us have used digital technology to keep tabs on our partners, checking their phone when they are out of the room, or stumbled across suspicious uncleared browser history?
If you suspect a partner of cheating, technology is often the first port of call, nearly 30% of respondents admitted to using tracking apps to catch a partner out. After all, over a quarter of those caught cheating were busted by modern technology.
It’s perhaps no surprise then that 85% of those caught out in the past now take additional steps to protect their privacy, including deleting their browsing data or using a private browsing mode.