An investment model prediction of dating infidelity
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One factor that has been shown to be associated with low commitment is perceiving alternatives to your relationship (see more about alternatives here).
Those people with lots of other potential partners “in the bullpen,” so to speak, tend to be less committed to their current partners (although it should be acknowledged that most of this research is still correlational).
There are “50 ways to leave your lover” and Facebook might simply be avenue #51, and next year someone will invent a new way to cheat.
Aside from these two large caveats, I do think that there is something new and interesting about Facebook as a means for infidelity, which is consistent with interdependence theory so understanding why someone may or may not be committed to their partner will shed light on the role of Facebook.
Participants (N = 320) were asked a series of questions evaluating both how ‘acceptable’ and ‘forgivable’ was a vignette character’s infidelity.