New Study Claims A Third Of Brits Use Dating Apps While In A Relationship

A new study has discovered that almost a third of British people have admitted to using a dating app while still in a relationship.

The research was carried out by law firm Slater and Gordon after it noticed an increase in dating apps being cited in divorce proceedings.

A huge 51% of the 2,100 people surveyed said they would dump their partner if they found them on a dating app.

However, one in five didn’t agree and revealed they wouldn’t mind if their partner used a dating app.

Divorce lawyer at Slater and Gordon, Niamh McCarthy, said: “Although a large number of people have admitted to using dating apps while in a relationship it’s apparent it is not something we are all willing to accept as part and parcel of the modern-day dating life.

“Previously these apps wouldn’t have been involved in relationships but within the last two to three years we have seen a steady rise in them being referred to in divorce proceedings.”

The study also found that not only did 30% of people use a dating app while in a relationship, but 46% of men and 21% of women admitted to looking for romance behind their partner’s back.

Around 10% of men and 4% of women said it was down to boredom, whereas 7% of men and 4% of women admitted it was due to arguments with their partner.

Of those surveyed, 53% said they had been cheated on in the past, 31% had found secret messages and one in five revealed they had caught their partner in the act.