Picture this. You and your other half are sitting on the sofa bingeing on your favorite Netflix show one night when one of you falls asleep. What do you do? Stop watching or carry on and pretend that you didn’t notice the snoring coming from the person next to you? Netflix recently conducted a survey of more than 30,000 couples who stream, and according to the results – more and more people are opting for the latter. The survey revealed that 46 percent of couples who stream together around the world have “Netflix cheated,” aka watched a show before their significant other has had a chance to watch it.
I guess Netflix and Cheat is the new Netflix and Chill….
The thing is, according to the Netflix survey, cheating is rarely done intentionally. Approximately 80% of professed Netflix cheaters don’t plan on watching their shows without their partners….it’s just too tempting for them NOT to watch.
If you have a second, check out this video that Michael Bolton made about it (it’s pretty funny). Even he’s a Netflix cheater.
The top six shows that tempt streaming adulterers include The Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Stranger Things and Marvel’s Daredevil. Hey, they are all just too good to stop watching sometimes.
If you lack self control like I do & are guilty of Netflix adultery, you’d probably better start practicing your shocked face and saying “OMG! I can’t believe he just did that” – otherwise your partner will figure out your little indiscretion in no time flat.
Ok, so now it’s time for you to fess up. Have you Netflix cheated? If the answer is yes, please tell me what are you bingeing on. My hubby and I are on the lookout for new shows, so we’re taking suggestions.
Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.