Over half of US couples that are in a relationship have admitted that despite agreeing to watch a favourite show or film with their partner, temptation got the better of them and they watched it online without telling their significant other.
Over 28mn US adults have confessed to this dastardly behaviour – with male and younger viewers significantly more likely to do so, according to the survey, conducted by research firm Harris Interactive.
Scandalously, a fifth (21%) of those respondents who admitted to ‘stream cheating’ were likely to do so while their significant other was asleep. Over half (66%) would do so by themselves on the main TV.
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, warned that the company “can’t be held responsible for any trust issues, lovers’ spats, or marital troubles that arise from watching ahead of your partner. We also will not cover any therapy sessions. As always, we advise to Watch Responsibly.”