Does your partner 'Netflix cheat'?
Binge watching is not the only first-world problem when it comes to streaming TV on Netflix. A recent study by Netflix demonstrates that most couples around the world engage in "Netflix cheating."
Netflix cheating is defined as watching TV episodes ahead of your partner and, according to Netflix, cheating has increased three-fold since the term was first coined in 2013.
[Netflix cheating] has become a common behavior around the world. This behavior only continues to grow with 60% of consumers saying they'd cheat more if they knew they'd get away with it.
The research was based on a survey of over 30,000 couples who subscribe to Netflix worldwide. Almost half (46%) admitted to cheating.
Is Netflix cheating morally wrong? Well, it depends on who you ask (and where you live). Most people in the United States don't think cheating is so bad. In Hong Kong, however, some consider it worse than having an actual affair. Others have gone so far as to suggest adding Netflix cheating to their wedding vows.
Someday my wedding vows will include the phrase, "I vow to never watch ahead on @netflix"— Sarah (@swilson14) April 21, 2014
However you feel about Netflix cheating, it isn't going away anytime soon.