Are you "Netflix cheating" on your significant other?

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This week, Netflix released a study centered around Netflix Cheating, or, watching ahead on a show alone that you've tacitly agreed to watch with a partner. Well, in fact, 48 percent have Netflix cheated 3 times or more.

Approximately 54 percent of people surveyed said they remained loyal to their significant other and stuck to their regular watching schedule together - citing spending time together, relaxing together and making conversation as their reasons for staying faithful, Netflix said. Netflix cheating simply means watching the shows you'd planned on watching with your significant other before they've had the chance, and in the age of binge watching, it really is a thing.

How do we cheat? And, 58 percent don't consider it cheating if their partner is sleeping. Typically, male Netflix cheaters have their own Netflix account and are most likely to cheat when their partner is out of the house. But whether this is even cheating is hotly debated.

Is cheating so bad? The "it" here is the specific phenomenon of one-half of a couple (or friend duo) skipping ahead in a series they were supposed to be watching with their partner.

On the other end of the spectrum, Canadians are remarkably forgiving, with 57% saying it's "not bad at all".

Cheating comes in many forms. Cheating Profiles highlight the most common types of offenders lurking in households around the world. The "sorry not sorry" cheater is one that doesn't feel guilty about it, and that makes up around 32 percent. So you can be watching, say, Breaking Bad with your significant other but the minute they're not around to continue, you watch the next one.

Have you ever cheated on anyone?

  • Joey Payne