Who hasn’t dated someone who has been caught cheating? Before you think it only happens to you read this.
What the Therapists Say about Cheating– Two Different Opinions
Approximately 40% of men seek sexual satisfaction outside their relationships, estimates Kat Hertlein, Ph.D., professor of human development at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas and a marriage and family therapist.
About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in some marriage “Monogamy Myth”, Therapist Peggy Vaugn
What Government Studies Says About Cheating
That number hasn’t changed much since 1950, when the famous Kinsey sex study found that 50% of U.S. men cheat at some point in their marriages.
Who Admits to Cheating – Men Versus Women
According to Men’s Health Best Life 2003 study on 5% of men admit they are cheating. Which leaves 35% denying it.
According to Men’s Health Best Life 2003 study 4.55% of women admit cheating a year later another study done by Oprah Magazine concluded 15% of women cheat.
The Wedding Ring
1 in 3 men take off their wedding rings when out alone without their wives – Study Divorce Peers
Rise in Cheating Women – They Are Catching Up to Men Standards
As women become more financially independent, women are starting to act more like men with respect to infidelity
I Will Never Get Caught Cheating– Think Again.
If you are male don’t think you will get caught because 80% of you will according to Divorce Peers Study.
Why Did You Do It? Weren’t You Rationally Thinking?
The initial decision to be unfaithful is rarely ever a rational choice; instead infidelity is usually driven by circumstances and one’s emotions. In fact, most people are surprised by their own behavior at the start of an affair
Does Age Matter When it Comes to Cheating?
Younger people are more likely candidates; in fact, younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful. According to Wallstreet Journal Study Infidelity is becoming more common among people under 30. Many experts believe this increase in cheating is due to greater opportunity (time spent away from a spouse) and young people developing the habit of having multiple sexual partners before they get married
The good thing 64% of couples preserves their marriage after an affair. However 78% of couples who remain married despite the affair later describe the marriage as unhappy and empty – Study Divorce Peers
Lower Then You Think
17 percent of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.
Don’t Feel Like a Fool You Are Not Alone When it Comes to Cheating
70 percent of married women and 54 percent of married men did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity. There are no definitive “signs of cheating.” But, in hindsight you will always find them.
Who Is Your Daddy?
Research consistently shows that 2 to 3% of all children are the product of infidelity. And most of these children are unknowingly raised by men who are not their biological fathers. DNA testing is finally making it easy for people to check the paternity of their children
Cheating Political Leaders
50 percent of Americans say President Clinton’s adultery makes his moral standard “about the same as the average married man,” according to a Time-CNN poll.
Ironically With All the Stats Above
90% of Americans believe adultery is morally wrong
This article is dedicated to the man who cheated on me while I was at my grandmothers funeral. At the end his cheating was a blessing.
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Joanna founded Love Engineer Dating and Relationship Advice blog in 2004 after she saw her friends struggling to date in Silicon Valley. Over the years she has introduced 11 couples who got married and still remain married years later.