The fear of getting caught red-handed is a pretty strong deterrent for most people, but 74% of men say they'd step out on their partners if they knew they'd be able to get away with it. We decided to take a look at what things may influence the likelihood of cheating and how often infidelity actually occurs. Interestingly, only 17% of women who have cheated said the same. In a poll of confirmed cheaters, 36% of women said it happened between 2 and 5 times compared to 33% of men. Men aren't far behind, with 44% admitting to a consistent pattern of cheating. Among women, the difference is 104.6 versus 101.5 for cheaters and non-cheaters. Research shows that "unreasonable behavior" accounts for about half of all divorces. How many people consider emotional affairs cheating?
How someone reacts to the news that their significant other is cheating and how it affects their relationship varies greatly from one person to the next. Whether you believe cheating is a no-no is influenced by gender. Men, on the other hand, approach the issue with a slightly different attitude. Approximately 60% of adults say they would consider it cheating if their partner entered into an emotional relationship with someone else. How many people say they'd cheat as a form of revenge?
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Table 1 *data collapsed across males and females of 17,251 respondents. Young does provide intensive counseling sessions for couples who are looking to rebuild their relationship after an online affair.
In one anonymous response, a participant wrote: “I tried to stop but neither ‘of us could, it would start again and since so easy, with all the technology we carry around it was an amazingly comforting and sexy thing to have.