- Dean Smith
Cheating Facts and Statistics
Approximately 30 to 60% of all married individuals in the US will engage in extramarital affairs at some point during their marriage.
Around 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Infidelity isn’t the only cause for divorce, but individuals tend to cheat if they feel their marriage is falling apart.
Cheating is becoming more ordinary among people under the age of 30. Experts believe this boost is due to more time spent away from a significant other and younger people practicing having multiple sexual partners before settling down.
Men are more likely to cheat than women. However, women have more need to be successful and independent, which in turn shows a shift in behavior. Ultimately, there is a rise in women cheating.
Also, with a rise in women in the workplace, office romances are becoming prominent. Individuals often spend more time with coworkers than with their spouses.
A significant amount of cases involving infidelity will never be brought to light.
Technology makes the world of cheating even more accessible.
Infidelity is usually situational, motivated by emotions and circumstances.
Emotional infidelity can be as damaging to a loved one as physical infidelity.
Research indicates that it is difficult, but not impossible, to go through life totally monogamous.
Almost everyone admits to having fantasies about someone other than their significant other. 30 to 60% act on it.
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