Shoes Under the Bed?: Infidelity Statistics


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Shoes Under the Bed?
By Shrien Alshabasy
Published: April 23, 2015

It’s scary to think that the person who promised to love you in sickness or in health may be emotionally or physically devoted to someone else. Did you know that 41% of marriages in the United States have fallen prey to infidelity? The comparison between men and women infidelity isn’t as wide as a gap as one might think. 57% of men admit to cheating while 54% of women also admit to the act.

So how about the others? Those who did not necessarily cheat, but came pretty close? 22% of men in the United States have strayed in their married lives, while only 14% of women admit to straying away. It may not be a surprise to find that most men and women cheat on their other with a co-worker (36%). Close to that percent is the number of men who admit to cheating on business trips, which totals to 35%. Following co-workers, brother and sister in laws seem to be the next best bet. 17% of men and women admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law. How wild!

The length of an affair can vary based on commitment, but an average affair can last up to 2 years! The good news is that later on 31% of marriages last even after an affair has been committed. The bad news? An affair has been committed. When asked if they would have an affair if they could not get caught, women and men both expressed similar views. 74% of men say that they would have an affair if they could not get caught, compared to 68% of women. Although infidelity is always bad news, there is a bright side. 2.5% of children are the product of these relationships. That means more brave, courageous, faces for the world to welcome!

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Source: Statistic Brain Research Institute (Online / Direct Response Mail)
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 23, 2015

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