There’s a good chance your significant other is binge-watching “Stranger Things” when you’re not around.
According to a new study released just in time for Valentine’s Day, one-third of Canadians are guilty of “Netflix cheating” on their partner. After promising to stream a show with their partners, 37 per cent of all Canadians admit to breaking their pact by watching episodes solo.
It’s not just a Canadian phenomenon.
More than 46 per cent of couples around the world confess to watching shows on Netflix without their partner, even after agreeing to gorge on a series together, with men being slightly more likely to cheat on their partner than women.
Couples just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to visiting the Upside-Down on “Stranger Things” or following the rise and fall of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar on “Narcos”.
The original Netflix series are just two of the most-popular shows when it comes to cheating, along with the equally-tempting “Orange Is The New Black”, “House Of Cards” and “Black Mirror”.
The study finds that your spouse or partner is most likely to indulge in “House Of Cards” when you’re on a business trip or after you fall asleep, with 66 per cent of admitted cheaters revealing they just can’t help themselves because the shows are just too good to wait to watch together.
But don’t think lecturing your Netflix cheating partner will do any good.
A total of 61 per cent admit they’d cheat more if they could get away with it, with 30 per cent of cheaters as repeat offenders, watching at least four episodes or more without you.
But it’s not all bad news when it comes to Netflix cheating. Because 54 per cent of couples who stream together stay loyal, waiting for their partner before proceeding to the next episode.
If you’ve been accused of being a Netflix cheater, there’s still hope for your streaming relationship, thanks to Michael Bolton. Find out how you can save your streaming relationship before the next season of “Stranger Things” drops.