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Phone Use Increases Risk of Being Cheated On

Update Date: Nov 12, 2013 01:43 PM EST

Spending lots of time on your phone may increase your risk of being cheated on.

Almost half of all cheaters admit that they were unfaithful in a relationship because they felt second best to their partner's phone, according to a new survey.

Some respondents said they felt that their partner paid more attention to their phone than they did to them. They said their partners checked their phones during meals, films, and conversations as well as immediately after sex.

The latest survey, which involved 6,000 Victoria Milan dating website members, revealed that 45 percent would cheat, or have cheated, on their significant other because they believed their partners paid more attention to phones and tablets than to them.

The survey revealed that women in the 30 to 50-age bracket were most likely to feel that their partners cared more about phones than their relationship.

However, the poll also found that most people seeking an affair because of their partner's phone use would use their own phone to meet someone new.

The survey also found that 66 percent of all respondents insisted that they wouldn't cheat at all if they didn't have the help of technology.

"Like anything else that enhances our lives, technology is a double-edged sword," said CEO of Victoria Milan Sigurd Vedal, according to the Daily Mail.

"It's a predictable, albeit unfortunate, commentary that modern use of technology has led to a kind of social isolation - being alone in a room of many others - that leads to seeking out connections with others when we are left feeling unfulfilled in our day to day relationships. One way or the other we need to find that connection," Vedal added.

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