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This new TikTok trend to test your partner’s loyalty might not be a good idea

Being caught in the act of lying can be unpleasant, but when you are displayed in front of millions of users on social networks, it becomes terribly embarrassing. Yet that is precisely what has been happening on TikTok for some time now, under the #LoyaltyTest trend. Some people have decided to hunt down cheating partners by falsely flirting with them online. They then display the unfaithful companion on video, which can be a little drama for couples.

Because if false deception is already a problem, it is not the only one, once these facts are revealed in broad daylight. Because noticing that your partner is unfaithful does not solve the problems of the couple, quite the contrary, and will not restore your confidence in him.

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Entertainment first

For Daisy, who investigated the question with the aim of making a documentary, this trend is above all a form of entertainment and does not intend to solve any problem: “Young people have understood that creating videos of this type is a way for them to make a place for themselves on social networks. They play by their own rules and can expose their clients as they wish. That such private things are dealt with in the public square can have a lasting impact on relationships. “In many cases, these videos lack context, are constructed for the purpose of entertainment or to go viral and can be perceived as a trap,” says the journalist.

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Yeah.. ok. It’s MY fault 🙄 #loyaltytest #hardfail #loyaltywins

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A traumatic experience

This evokes the case of Rhona, a 22-year-old young woman who had been trapped by her boyfriend. He had created a fake profile on Facebook and approached her: “The profile had many friends in common with me so I assumed I knew him. He then complimented me and I warned that I had a boyfriend, but that didn’t stop him. So she talks about it to her boyfriend who feigns ignorance, but ends up admitting that he tried to set a trap for her.

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This midwife experienced this experience as a betrayal and it led her to have low self-esteem. She even ended up having second thoughts whenever she talked to a new person online. “I no longer trusted myself, I was afraid that people would tell certain things that I may have said or done to my companion and that this would be subject to interpretation”, she testifies. It was when she finally broke up with her boyfriend that she finally understood the seriousness of this behavior.

Bad idea ?

These traps are therefore far from being a good idea and only allow one thing: to entertain others on social networks. They do not make it possible to tackle the real problems of a couple. “If you think your partner is going to cheat on you or cheat on you but you don’t communicate about it, it means that the relationship is not healthy,” concludes the journalist.

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