According to Netflix, no relationship is safe. They say that nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have “cheated” on their significant other, but it’s not what you think.
Netflix cheating, or watching a TV show ahead of your significant other is a thing. In the last four years, stream cheating has increased three times and has become a common behavior around the world.
I don’t know about you but this is something my husband and I both were shocked at! Sure, we watch shows without each other but if there’s a show we are watching together, the idea of watching ahead kind of seems silly. Neither of us is interested in re-watching an episode, so secretly watching ahead when we know we will watch again with each other sounds awful. We don’t get all that much time alone together so it’s always exciting to catch up on the next Walking Dead episode just the two of us! It just isn’t something that interests us.
It interests others though-60% of consumers say they’d cheat more if they knew they’d get away with it. And once they cheat, they can’t stop: 81% of cheaters are repeat offenders and 44% have cheated 3+ times.
In a binge-watching world where it’s easy to say ‘just one more,’ Netflix cheating has quickly become the new normal…
The biggest show mistresses? The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, American Horror Story, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Narcos, and Stranger Things.
Have you ever Stream Cheated? What show was the one that enticed you?!
This post was written as part of the Netflix Stream Team. I received a Netflix subscription to facilitate my features, but all opinions are my own.