The ubiquity of the Internet in society has had a lasting impact on many things, including the commonly accepted ideals concerning infidelity. This paper reviews current literature on infidelity, beginning with the negative consequences of infidelity and the characteristics most commonly associated with individuals involved in infidelity. Although there is extensive knowledge gained from these studies, the advent of the Internet has changed infidelity, including both the type of people involved and the actions that are considered to be unfaithful. This change in practice may necessitate a change in the current definition of infidelity. Consequently, advances in the research of fidelity need to be made so as to include these changes and increase the effectiveness of prevention.

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