Is your partner cheating on you – with Netflix?

7:05 PM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
One wonders how Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson would handle a Netflix Adultery scandal. (Photo: Christopher Polk, Getty Images)
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(USA TODAY) -- There's nothing like a riveting cliffhanger to leave you wanting more.

And when you've got the next episode right at your fingertips, watching it right away can be very tempting.

Doing just that without waiting for your significant other is a new form of cheating dubbed by New York Magazine as Netflix Adultery. And in a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Netflix, 51% of those in a relationship would "cheat" on their spouse/partner/significant other by streaming a TV program that was intended to be watched together.

Sneaky.

Some people (12%) even watch it again and pretend it's the first time they've seen it, with no one the wiser.

More specifically, more than 28 million U.S. adults (12%) confessed they already had cheated while 10% admitted they had been "cheated on."

Other findings:

66% would cheat at home alone, 21% while their partner was asleep, 12% at work and 5% in the bathroom
Younger couples are more likely to cheat, but they're also more likely to fess up
Older couples choose to not even bother getting into a fight about it and continue to lie
77% of men said they'd cheat, while only 57% of women said they would


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