"I just discovered my boyfriend cheated on me in the worst way. Twice."

I could see it in his eyes, his laugh.

They weren’t crinkling in the genuine way they usually do, and his smile was just a little too forced to be entirely authentic.

As I looked over, he looked nervous. Sweaty. Holding my gaze only as long as was necessary, then turning away, eyes fixed straight ahead.

“Have you, have you cheated one me?” I blurted out.

His mouth said no, but his face betrayed him. He’d watched ahead on ‘our’ series. He’d Netflix cheated on me. Something caught in my throat and I felt a sharp pain where my heart used to be.

Eventually I’d find out more details (in researching for this article and on VALENTINE’S DAY, no less.)

My response was probably NSFW. Image: Brittany Stewart

Luckily (?) he's not alone.

In a new survey commissioned by Netflix , 45 per cent of Australians have "Netflix cheated" — i.e. secretly watched a TV show ahead of their partner. Of those, 72 per cent have cheated more than once while 41 per cent have done it three times or more.

The killer? A whopping 66 per cent would cheat more if they knew they would get away with it.

You're all terrible humans.

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Fortunately, most admit that the cheating isn't planned, instead just getting caught up in the show and unable to stop.

American Horror Story, House of Cards, Orange Is The New Black, Narcos and Black Mirror are the shows Aussies value more than their relationship, with 25 per cent of bingeing happening WHILE YOU SLEEP.

If you are the cheater, Netflix has released a handy guide on how to get away with it.


You can create a burner profile to hide your viewing history, hide your screen in a big book, stage a robbery to frame the intruder for the advanced viewing... or fake your own death.

Whatever you do, just prepare your shocked face for the second viewing.

Have you been Netflix cheated on or are you the cheater? Where do you stand?