From scrolling through Twitter while on a date to still being Facebook friends with your ex, the internet and social media has caused tension in many relationships.
But this is just the beginning.
A recent survey shows that technology's impact on relationships is two-fold: not only does it interrupt intimate moments and drive couples apart, but the digital age facilitates adultery - by allowing people to look elsewhere at the click of a button.
According to online infidelity dating site Victoria Milan, 45% of the site's 6000 users say they cheat because their partner doesn't give them enough attention - and that they come in second place to their partner's smart phone or tablet.
A whopping 66% of survey respondents say they wouldn’t be unfaithful at all without the help of new technologies—the internet in particular.
“Like anything else that enhances our lives, technology is a double-edged sword. It isn't so surprising that cheaters would be ahead of the curve when it comes to hiding their movements as well as taking advantage of the benefits of being online!" says Sigurd Vedal, CEO of Victoria Milan.
"It's also a predictable, albeit unfortunate, commentary that modern use of technology has led to a kind of social isolation—being alone in a room of many others—that leads to seeking out connections with others when we are left feeling unfulfilled in our day to day relationships. One way or the other we need to find that connection.”
Here are five top
controversial tips from Victoria Milan users - to help cheaters avoid being caught in an affair:
Never give out your mobile number... It is suspicious to suddenly start getting frequent messages and calls or texts, even more so if you struggle to hide them. You never know when you will get a phone call from your lover. Instead, create a new email address to communicate with your lover.
Never use your home computer to connect with your lover... It is too easy to forget to close your email or clear your browser history, and your partner can spy on you if s/he has doubts.
Never take pictures with your lover... Pictures can pop up on social networks when you least expect it no matter how careful you think you are. Tied for third? Never use social media networks with your lover. Social media is designed for sharing information and is not secure.
Be careful when paying by credit card... Pay close attention and remember that your card movements are always recorded. Try to pay cash whenever you can.
Turn off your car's GPS devices... They keep a record of all trips you take, including getaways with your lover.