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One in three stalk exes on social networking sites

One in three stalk exes on social networking sites London, Feb 6 : Breaking up with someone is no longer as easy as it used to be, thanks to social media, with one third of all adults stalking a former lover on Facebook and Twitter, a study has revealed.

The study also revealed that one in five adults has stalked their partner's former lover.

Furthermore, seven percent of people said that they have experienced the horror of a bitter former lover threatening to post a racy photograph of them online, the Daily Mail reported.

According to the study, more than 50 percent of adults share their email password, social media log-ins and bank card pin numbers with their partners and 42 percent admitted checking their partner's inboxes.

And yet despite this lack of privacy, 54 percent admitted to having their personal or intimate texts, emails or photos stored on their smartphones.

And more than a third of adults will send intimate or romantic photos via email, text or social media on Valentine's Day.

But the survey of more than 1000 British adults by McAfee and MSI International also discovered that this "what's mine is yours" mentality towards sharing intimate content online could backfire when relationships break down with a quarter of respondents saying that they regretted sending intimate photos to a former lover. (ANI)