I Admit to "Netflix Cheating" #StreamTeam
I am the first to admit that I have netflix cheated on my spouse time and time again. I work from home and my husband works outside of the home so when I am looking for some down time I tune into Netflix. Sometimes I just preview a show I think we will both like and stop watching it shortly after viewing a bit of it and then sometimes I get sucked into the Netflix vortex and I just keep watching the show only to have to watch it again later with my husband.
Five years ago Netflix cheating wasn't even a thing and today more and more couples are Netflix cheating on each other. Netflix cheating is defined as watching a TV Show a head of your significant other.
WHERE IS CHEATING HAPPENING? (EVERYWHERE) Cheating happens all over the world…though it varies a bit by country. Turns out Canadians are a little less polite than you may think with over a third (37%) of couples streaming behind each other's backs. The most cheaters are in Brazil and Mexico where 57% and 58% of streaming couples have cheated, respectively. The most loyal viewers are in Netherlands (73% have not cheated), Germany (65%) and Poland (60%).
WHAT SHOWS ARE WE CHEATING ON? (ALL OF THEM) While no show is off limits to some (30%), the top 10 cheating temptations in Canada are The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black, Grey's Anatomy, Bates Motel, Stranger Things, Gilmore Girls, House of Cards, Narcos and The 100.
WHY DO WE CHEAT? (WE JUST CAN'T HELP IT) Most don't plan to cheat...it just happens: 76% of cheating is unplanned in Canada. The trigger for the growing trend in cheating? Two-thirds (66%) of cheaters globally said that "the shows are just so good we can't stop bingeing."
HOW DO WE CHEAT? (ANY WAY WE CAN) Sleep with one eye open: 25% of global cheating happens when one partner falls asleep. But whether this is even cheating is hotly debated. Half say "sleep cheating" doesn't count (53%), but the morality of "sleep cheating" varies across the globe. Chileans think it's no big deal, Japan sees it as unforgivable and most Canadians (61%) say sleep cheating isn't cheating at all.
IS CHEATING SO BAD? (DEPENDS WHERE YOU LIVE) If you stray, don't beat yourself up about it. Cheating has become more socially acceptable in Canada, with 57% saying it's "not bad at all." Unless of course, you're the other half of the 7% of streaming couples who think watching ahead is worse than having an "actual" affair. Hong Kong is even less forgiving where 40% feel watching ahead of your partner is worse than infidelity.
What shows are you Netflix Cheating with by watching ahead of your spouse?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and receive some perks and benefits. As always, all opinions are my own.