Nearly 50 per cent of young people think that sexting or sending sexy tweets is classed as cheating.
IllicitEncounters.com found that 47 per cent of 18-24 year olds and 50 per cent of 25-34 year olds would consider something such as a sexy text or tweet as cheating.
In contrast, only 44 per cent of their parent’s generation would consider that to be a form of cheating.
The younger generation had extremely contrasting views on what was consider cheating against the older generations.
Thirty four per cent of 18-24 year olds saw flirting and teasing as cheating whereas only 16 per cent of the 55+ generation felt the same way.
When it came to sex, the older generation had very strong views. Ninety eight per cent of 55+ felt that having sex outside the relationship classed as cheating, whereas only 68 per cent of 18-24 year olds felt the same way.
Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com Rosie Freeman-Jones said, “Sites of our kind are very much aware of how attitudes to infidelity are shifting.
“Unlike the older generations that see a greater disparity between flirting and having sex, young people see all forms of cheating of similar importance.”
Despite the younger Brits having a more relaxed view on cheating, they are less like to forgive their partner for their infidelity.
Only 17 per cent said they would try to work through their problems whereas the 55+ were more willing, with 35 per cent saying they would try their hardest to repair the relationship.
Rosie said, “The older generation are a lot more strict when drawing the line on cheating. However, despite the UK’s over 55s seeing cheating as more of an issue, they are more willing to work through their partners’ infidelity.
“This commitment to their marriage is likely to be due to religious and moral reasons, social pressures in their generation and the vast amount of time and effort they have devoted to their relationship.
“They take marriage seriously and understand that wedded life is not always a bed of roses, but that’s no reason to throw in the towel.”
Alcohol factored into the cheating equation, with a staggering 48 per cent of 18-24 year olds saying that cheating didn’t count if alcohol was involved.
The 55+ age range had a different view, with only one in five of them seeing cheating as acceptable if alcohol was involved.
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