Facebook is a great way to re-connect with childhood friends, former schoolmates, old neighbors, colleagues and as Ken Savage, creator of FacebookCheating.com, soon discovered — old flames, high school sweethearts and past boyfriends or girlfriends.
Savage started the website in 2009 shortly after discovering his wife’s affair with an old boyfriend she re-connected with through Facebook. He says he wants “to help others cope with someone cheating on them as well as shine light upon someone who is using Facebook to cheat.”
Stacey Kaiser, a psychotherapist and relationship expert, opines that Facebook plays a much bigger role in divorces, as a recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that 81 percent of divorce attorneys have seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence during the past five years.
According to the same survey, more than 66 percent of those attorneys said the No. 1 site most often used as evidence in a divorce proceeding is Facebook with its 400 million registered users.
As for Ken Savage, he says that if there is trouble within a marriage or a relationship, “the affair’s going to happen anyway,” but Facebook “makes it much easier.”