Here’s an interesting article on HuffPo this morning by Natalie Gregg, a family law attorney, on how cheating has grown exponentially thanks to social media.
She points out that in olden times, people had to work a lot harder to hook up with former flames or total strangers, but now there are dating sites for married people, and Facebook hook ups and the utterly depraved “back page.” (Infamous for child prostitution, among other things.)
As a lawyer, she said online media gives her a surfeit of evidence when it comes to divorce. She subpoenas sexts! How delightful she must be to have as your attorney!
I posted the comment that while old school cheating probably did require a lot more reconnaissance, you still have to have the ability to compartmentalize, to disengage from your spouse and children to act out your fantasy life. And there is no ap for lack of empathy.
Which makes me wonder, do you think the information age is contributing to us being a less empathetic society? Which is ironic, considering that the information age is supposed to make us a more connected society. I guess it all depends on what you want to connect for. Freaky sex with strangers appears to be high on the list for many.
What do you think?