New study shows Twitter use can lead to infidelity and even divorce

Tweeting can lead to cheating, social media use has definitely led to break ups for couples even some celebrity couples. According to the latest reports and studies Twitter and Facebook can lead to divorce and for sure infidelity; by leading to emotional and physical cheating, breakup and even divorce. Twitter and other social networking services are create to maintain relationships, researchers said. Social media is used for several different things, networking, platform to talk about yourself, promoting, some users use it to look for new love and or hook ups too.   New research shows that Twitter use could actually be damaging to users’ romantic relationships. Not only do these social media outlets lead to inappropriate messages, conversations, hook ups and social media cheating it also gives an outlet for the “mistress” or other woman or man to expose the “cheater” and or put their relationship on blast, by posting pictures messages from the cheater. 

Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners.

The results show that Twitter-related conflict then leads to negative relationship outcomes, including emotional and physical cheating, breakup and divorce.

Clayton surveyed 581 Twitter users of all ages, asking them questions about their Twitter use such as how often they login in to Twitter, tweet, scroll the news-feed, send direct messages to others, and reply to followers.

Clayton also asked how much, if any, conflict arose between participants’ current or former partners as a result of Twitter use.

Clayton found that the more often a respondent reported being active on Twitter, the more likely they were to experience Twitter-related conflict with their partner, which then significantly predicted negative relationship outcomes such as cheating, breakup and divorce.

In his previous research on Facebook, Clayton found that Facebook-related conflict and negative relationship outcomes were greater among couples in newer relationships of 36 months or less.

In his new research regarding Twitter, Clayton found these outcomes occurred regardless of duration of relationship.

“I found it interesting that active Twitter users experienced Twitter-related conflict and negative relationship outcomes regardless of length of romantic relationship,” Clayton said.

“Couples who reported being in relatively new relationships experienced the same amount of conflict as those in longer relationships,” said Clayton.

“Although a number of variables can contribute to relationship infidelity and separation, social networking site usage, such as Twitter and Facebook use, can be damaging to relationships,” Clayton said.

“Therefore, users should cut back to moderate, healthy levels of Twitter use if they are experiencing Twitter or Facebook – related conflict,” he said.

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4 thoughts on “New study shows Twitter use can lead to infidelity and even divorce

    1. i agree and believe me i know i think its evil and wicked when someone exposes another- what did people doi back in the day mail the wife pictures haha its crazy!!

  1. social media makes things easier- what leads to the cheating is the person and how they handle situations

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