Whatever happened to the good old days when a mysterious expensive jewelry purchase was evidence of cheating? Now, all it takes is a distinctly unglamorous poke on Facebook.
In fact, the social networking site has been blamed for its involvement in one in every five divorces, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Many of these indiscretions involve past lovers reconnecting via the site.
80 percent of divorce lawyers surveyed also said that there’s been a sharp rise in the number of cases using social media as evidence of cheating, with flirty messages and photos cited as proof of irreconcilable differences or inappropriate behavior.
The Daily Mail reports that while other social media sites like Twitter and MySpace are also held responsible, 66 percent of lawyers use Facebook as a primary source of evidence in divorce cases.
Which sort of makes us want to go into crazy-stalker mode and hack into our boyfriend’s account right now.