Social media is something that we can't escape now. It's irrevocably a part of our lives and unless you want to become a hermit who's living in a mountain cave somewhere while waiting out the end of the world… You're pretty much stuck with dealing with it. There are some people who actively avoid social media and refuse to join some of the larger social media sites as a form of protest. We get why, but at the same time, it's almost like you're just cutting yourself off from what can be a useful tool.
One place where social media websites aren't as useful though are affairs.
Extramarital affairs take a good amount of discretion unless you and your spouse have an agreement that you can go and seek whatever you'd like then social media is not the way to go. This might seem obvious to some of you, but there are a lot of people who are getting in trouble because they're not being discreet enough. So if you've got yourself safe-guarded against potential trouble, you can skip this article. If you're not sure then you should probably sit down and have a read.
1) Don't use your Facebook, Twitter or Google+ account.
We know that it's tempting because these things are so convenient, but there is a reason that the people who are able to have the most successful affairs do so on different websites. There's also a reason that a lot of divorce cases that are coming up are due to Facebook. It is enormously easy to be caught, even if you're using filters because it's not just your spouse who is watching you, but all your friends and other people that you have added. There is so much more scrutiny online and on these sites that you wouldn't even know who was the one who spilled the beans.
2) Don't use your real email address.
You can get an email address within five seconds these days so for the love of god, do not use your own email address or your work email address or anything that will leave a trail that your spouse can find. It's almost like you're just asking for trouble, but we've seen people do it for the sake of convenience. Convenience is great and we do everything that we can to make this more convenient for you, but there's a difference between convenience and laziness. Being too lazy to sign into another email address to check and see if your affair partners have emailed you is going to get you caught.
3) Don't give out your personal details.
We're not sure if people do this to brag or they want to make themselves sound important or they're just not thinking about the issues, but when you're having an affair… your affair partner doesn't need to know what neighbourhood you live in or the name of the company that you work for. You don't have to have completely anonymous sex if you don't want to, but that doesn't mean that you should be giving out specific details about yourself.
4) Don't give out your own phone number.
Not everyone can afford to get a second phone specifically for affairs, but if you're going to have an affair why not get a second phone number? You can get secondary phone numbers from web services like Google and Skype so that you can have your affairs in peace, then ditching the phone number should you need to. You could even just create a skype account and have that forward to your phone. When you're tired of having affairs or speaking to a certain person you can block them or delete your account.