BEIJING: While social media was designed to bring people together, it can sometimes drive them apart — more Chinese people are switching their status from married to single and social media could be responsible, say experts.
A report by the ministry of civil affairs in June found that 3.637 million couples divorced in 2014, up by 3.9 per cent from the previous year, Xinhua reported.
Statistics from the ministry show the country has been witnessing a continuous rise in divorces since 2002.
Su, a white collar worker from Shanghai, was stunned and furious after discovering her husband’s secret romances online.
She found he viewed dating websites, and was in touch with many girlfriends on different social networks. Some relationships were more than a decade old, long before they got married.
“Since we have a child, I will not consider divorcing. But our relationship is dead,” she told Xinhua.
A man, requesting anonymity, said he uses social networks to look for dates while on business trips.
social media isn’t really too social.
It is bringing people closer. To that extent it is as per anticipation. But coming closer to some people may necessitate separation from existing companions. Earlier marriage was irrevocable in Hindu religion. With changing times & value system divorce has evolved. Old & new order have their pros & cons.
Too much involvement in Social media is destroying family values and relations…. Divorce is the end result.
It is the real fact in india also due to loneliness in the life of youth couples they move to social media & find new mates & don’t give proper time to their marriage this is the main cause of breaking marriages.
The incomparability and infidelity are the cornerstone of failure of institution of marriage and social media is the avenue to get validation of such hidden flirts of spouses came open. It is there across Asia
Even before social media came into existance, people cheated. but they hid it more efficiently and te partners rarely found out. now with social media, such incidents are easier to track. also its easier now to FIND a person to cheat with using social media than it was when people met mostly only through mutual friends etc
People doesn’t know to whom preference will given…. They thought that social media is good and playing major role in their life.. But that social media will drive away their precious life.. Satisfaction also plays a major role in life.. without satisfaction nobody will fulfill their wants..