Social media is very much an unavoidable part of modern day life. What was once something only used by teenagers has now expanded to attract users of every age and walk of life. The chances are your boss is on Facebook, your friends are on Snapchat, and your mom is navigating the world of Twitter. So what effect does social media and instant accessibility to over 1.7billion strangers as well as a large network of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances, have on trust and relationships?
Taking a Look at the Numbers
Statistics from around the world are showing a large increase in social media usage being cited in legal documents as a reason for divorce. This is due, in part to pictures, statuses and private conversations with ex’s being only a few swipes way. It is easy to delete the evidence, and it is even easier to keep your interactions private, and this is the cause of big temptations for many users. Before the days of social media, it was a lot more difficult to meet and contact possible romantic partners.