Infidelity - Are Women Catching up With Men?

When it comes to infidelity, which cheats the most? Is it the men or women? There have been studies that show (most likely correct) that men will cheat on their spouse more than women. Now apparently the gap is closing between men and women as women are catching up. The question is what could be causing this increase among women? Could it just be it has become more culturally acceptable to do so? Whatever the reason may be it appears this phenomenon could be real.

From an article from
About 17 percent of divorces are caused by infidelity! That's an amazing number, considering there are so many other reasons for divorce ...

About 70 percent of married men admitted to cheating on their wives! Another study found that 2/3 of women are not aware of their husband's affair. I can relate to that - It took a long time until I found out myself — when I decided to check his phone.

What about the women? Most statistics found that about 50 to 60 percent of women admitted to having an affair. This one really shocked me. Are there really millions of cheating women in the states? I never even imagined these statistics.

You would hope before a couple wed they have thought out their future together to make sure they will be compatible into the far future.

Check out this article from “The Wall Street Journal” that covers this topic.
Some 60 years ago, Alfred Kinsey delivered a shock to midcentury sexual sensibilities when he reported that at some point in their marriages, half of the men and a quarter of the women in the U.S. had an extramarital affair. No one puts much stock in Dr. Kinsey's high numbers any more—his sampling methods suffered from a raging case of selection bias—but his results fit the long-standing assumption that men are much more likely to cheat than women.

Lately, however, researchers have been raising doubts about this view: They believe that the incidence of unfaithfulness among wives may be approaching that of husbands. continue to article

No comments:

Post a Comment