Wednesday, January 4, 2012

If you are an avid Facebook user, there is a 30% chance you will be a divorcee soon

Have you ever been caught flirting on Facebook with someone besides your significant other? Apparently you're not alone.

A new survey conducted by U.K. divorce Web site Divorce-Online found that married couples are increasingly being driven apart by transgressions that occurred on the popular social media site. So much so that 33 percent of divorce petitions in 2011 contained references to Facebook, according to the survey.

Moreover, the amount of Facebook-related divorces ratcheted up in recent years–substantially, according to the survey. In 2009, the last time the survey was conducted, Facebook was mentioned in just 20 percent of divorce petitions. In both cases, 5,000 divorce petitions were queried by researchers.