While mobile phones are endlessly helpful tools, there’s no denying that they open countless avenues for handheld naughtiness. Facebook? Twitter? Snapchat? WhatsApp? These are all relatively new things, each encompassing platforms for discreet communication.
But similarly, a recent survey suggests neglecting your partner in favour of your smartphone could in fact be driving him or her to an affair.
That’s the word over on Business Insider, in reference to a survey conducted by “discreet married dating” site Victoria Milan.
For those unfamiliar with Victoria Milan (hands up if your cheeks just went red), it proudly boasts that it’s “EUROPE’S NO.1 FOR DISCREET AFFAIRS”, and invites you to “Relive the Passion – Find your Affair”. Or you could, y’know, buy some toys or whatever.
But I digress! Apparently 45% of people surveyed by Victoria Milan have either cheated – or contemplated cheating on – their partner because they pay too much attention to their phone. Something to think about.
Conversely, if you’re in the mood for some good old-fashioned adultery, Business Insider’s Jillian D’Onfro lists nine apps that’ll help you cheat and “make sure you don't get caught”.
Among the nine are a fake stock app (Vaulty Stocks), Ashley Madison (motto: “Life’s short, have an affair”), and cheeky little Snapchat, which invites you to send pics of your boobs or willy with the reassurance that they'll be automatically deleted at the other side (unless that person is using something like Snapkeep).
Are you having a smartphone-based affair? Or is lack of attention driving you to consider one? Feel free to share all the juicy details below. We won’t judge.