The fact is that cheating hurts. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most common ways that people betray another person’s trust in them. It can happen in a lot of ways, with some people perceiving cheating as simply talking to someone romantically or it could also involve actual physical involvement.
With the above said, know that no matter what type of cheating is involved, it leaves a permanent scar on the person who was cheated on. They will always try to find answers and this can affect their future relationships as well as their self-esteem. Below we bring you some of the most common cheating statistics and facts for 2022.
Cheating Statistics and Facts
Around 20% of North American men admitted to having sexual relations with a person who is not their spouse while married. in comparison to this, 13% of women reported the same according to the recent General Social Survey data.
GSS data stated that there has been a 40% increase in infidelity among women in the last 20 years. The percentage of men who did the same remains higher.
Emotional cheating is cheating according to 70% of women who believe that an emotional connection is akin to infidelity. Only half of the male participants in the survey think the same.
US statistics on infidelity say that men are more likely to be serial cheaters while women usually cheat just once. This is supported by a survey that say men are likely to cheat for sexual novelty.
44% of men who admitted to cheating say that they did it for sex, listing excitement as a powerful motivator.
40% of women who admitted to cheating say that they are prone to emotional cheating, stating that the need for attention is a driving factor followed by wanting to feel desired and falling in love with a new partner.
The statistics for adultery say that 10% of adults in a relationship found their partners online and some cheated using websites such as Ashley Madison.
A third of those who admitted to cheating say that they looked for potential cheating partners at the gym and this is followed by social work events. Of the affairs that result from this, gym affairs tend to be short-lived while office-related affairs last longer.
Cheating statistics say that 35% of women and 25% of men who are confident with their bodies are more likely to cheat.
The University of Denver has a study that seemingly supports the saying “once a cheater, always a cheater’. According to their study, someone who has cheated is 3 times more likely to cheat again compared to someone who has no history of cheating.
American Sociological Review published adultery stats in 2015 that states: those who are economically dependent on their spouses are likelier to cheat on their spouses. The incidence of cheating increases to 15% when the man is dependent on the woman as compared to 5% when it is the other way around.
Last but not the least, education does not have a role in cheating. No link was found connecting someone’s educational level with the likelihood of cheating.
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