Meet the Sullivans: Stream Together, Stay Together

February 21, 2017

Stream Together, Stay Together

Arrested Development, Stranger Things, Jim Gaffigan: Cinco, Mad Men, Bloodline... all Netflix shows Keith and I have binged watched together. Together, being the keyword here. A long time ago, way before we were even married, Keith and I made a promise to love, to cherish and to never "Netflix Cheat".



What is "Netflix Cheating", you say? It's when you secretly stream a show you're watching together without your partner.

Who is cheating? A recent survey shows that 46% of streaming couples cheat, and 50% of them are married. 

This totally makes sense to me, because I would guess that quite a few of those married couples all have children, and having children myself I know that time to watch your favorite shows is precious. There have been times when Keith has been at work and I've thought "Oh, I finally have time to watch that episode!" and it takes some real willpower to not just turn it on!

When? 28% of them do it while their partner is on a business trip, 25% do it while their partner is asleep and 24% of them do it while their partner is at work. 
 
Why? 60% of them say they just can't stop watching, because "the shows are too good".

So, are you guilty? I totally get it. No judgement here. There have been times I've been tempted myself, I mean, it's so hard to wait when all the shows are right at your finger tips. One of my favorite things to do when Owen used to nap was indulge in a show, and knowing the next episode was just a couple clicks away was hard. I'm so glad Keith was cool with me watching Orange is the New Black (the 3rd most popular show cheaters are cheatin' with) without him when it started years ago, because that show is seriously my favorite to binge watch!  

Disclosure: As a part of the the Netflix #StreamTeam I receive perks as part of my membership, but all opinions are my own.

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