Games, bringing people together since 1961.
… Until 2018.
According to UK divorce service Divorce Online, an obsession with Fortnite and other online games has been included as a reason to split in 200 divorce petitions – or divorce royales? – since January this year, making up about 5 percent of the 4665 total applications processed through the company in that time.
“Addiction to drugs, alcohol and gambling have often been cited as reasons for relationship breakdowns but the dawn of the digital revolution has introduced new addictions,” a rep explains. “These now include online pornography, online gaming and social media, so it is no surprise to us that more and more people are having relationship problems because of our digital addictions.”
Okay, but, I mean, have they considered maybe trying some duos instead?
No corresponding data on under-12 child abandonment for the same reason is available for the moment, but I guess dumping your kids at an orphanage is somewhat more stigmatised or whatever.
Via Daily Dot.