Skip Nav
Tech Tips
The Instagram Hack You've Been Waiting For Is Finally Here
Memes
We Found the Viral "Dancing Dad" From the Super Bowl, and He's Beyond Amazing
Geek Culture
You Can't Stop, Won't Stop Staring at These Magical Harry Potter GIFs

Facebook Divorce Statistics

Whoa! Facebook Is Cited in 1 out of 5 Divorces in the US

I am not surprised that social media has a hand in divorces, but I am a little surprised at the rate at which they're officially documented in divorces. According to a new study from Loyola University, Facebook is cited in 1 in 5 divorces. And on top of that, Facebook is the number one destination for online evidence; in over half of cases it's the primary evidence source.

These results and analysis are slightly reminiscent of the Tiger Woods debacle when I posed the question of whether more people are cheating or if technology just makes it easier. I think Facebook's position in this is unique because both are true. Facebook allows us to connect to more people on a deeper level than we could pre-Facebook. Think: ex-boyfriends, casual acquaintances, and the like. And while we'll probably never get a completely valid statistic on the number of affairs started or continued on Facebook, I think it's safe to say that it can, at times, encourage infidelity.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
Woman Holds Man's Hand on the Train
Facebook Redesign Chrome Extension
Why I Deleted My Facebook App
Personalized Tech Gifts
How to Fix Common iPhone Problems | Video
POPSUGAR Fashion on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, & Google+
Comics About Social Media

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

Join The Conversation
Latest Technology & Gadgets
X