According to this article, if I watched “House of Cards” on Netflix without my wife, and I had promised I would wait for her, that’s “Netflix adultery”.
It’s almost like we’re going out of our way to find reasons to be upset.
I know we’re in troubled economic times, and that the entertainment dollar gets stretched. This means we spend a lot of time watching TV with our spouse. And sharing a serial series on Netflix like “Breaking Bad” or “Walking Dead” can be a fun way to spawn conversation and liven up the relationship(okay, that’s a stretch) .
But I’m not so sure I would call watching the next episode before your spouse “cheating”. Yet, that’s what Netflix refers to it as when they released the results of a study they did on the topic.
In a study of 2000 American adults, 12 percent confessed to watching ahead on TV shows they were supposed to save to watch with their partners. Ten percent admitted to being the victim of Netflix adultery, which means either 2 percent are blissfully unaware of their partners’ indiscretions, or the cheaters are hitting multiple victims.
Of those who cheated, 66 percent did so “at home by themselves on the main TV.” A shocking 21 percent confessed to watching in bed while their significant other slept. Forty-one percent of cheaters refrained from revealing spoilers; 12 percent would rewatch and “fake it” in their reactions; 14 percent felt so guilty they confessed to cheating.
And now they’ve made the action a prime part of a new advertising campaign.
I won’t say I don’t understand the slight, but if you consider that “adultery”, do yourself a favor and plan a night out away from the TV, so you can can get some breathing room, or else it’s going to escalate and we’ll see more stories like this and this:
A text message fight over the TV show “The Walking Dead” ended with a Long Island woman in the hospital and her boyfriend charged with attempted murder, according to police.