Many people who have been cheated on in their relationship keep asking the question “why?” Various researchers have sought out to find out why people cheat and some interesting cheating patterns.
Below are some amazing cheating facts that you would consider interesting and even weird.
1. MEN WHO CHEAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HEART ATTACKS
According to a study by researchers from the University of Florence, men who cheat are more likely to have heart attacks; it found that cheating men have heart attacks more than men who stick to their spouses.
2. WOMEN CHEAT AND DON’T GET CAUGHT WHEN COMPARED TO MEN
Another study has found that cheating women are less likely to be caught compared to cheating men. The study found that 89% of partners who cheat are able to hide their affairs, but women are better at it than men.
In another study, 83% of men were able to keep their affairs secret, while 95% of women were successful in keeping their affairs a secret.
3. PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO CHEAT ON WEDNESDAYS
According to Ashley Madison, a popular dating site, Wednesdays between 5 and 7 p.m is the most popular day and time to cheat.
4. WOMEN CHEATING IS ON THE INCREASE
Men cheat more than women, but various researches have shown that in recent times, the number of cheating women is on the increase. According to a 2010 study, over the last 20 years, the number of cheating married women rose by a whopping 40%.
5. MOST YOUNG PEOPLE CONSIDER FLIRTING ONLINE AS A FORM OF CHEATING
In the real sense, cheating is actually having a sexual or intimate affair with someone other than your partner. However, Fusion (a website) asked 1000 people between the ages 18 – 34 if they considered online flirting as cheating and 82% said yes.
6. HIGHLY EDUCATED AND WEALTHIER PEOPLE ARE MORE LIKELY TO CHEAT
A 2002 study found that education and wealth are close friends with infidelity. The study which was conducted by researchers from University of Washington found that people who earn $75,000 and above annually are 1.5 times more likely to cheat than those who earn $30, 000 and below. The study also found that those with college degrees are 1.75 times more likely to have an affair.
7. PEOPLE WHO CHEAT FIND THEIR SPOUSES MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THE PARTNERS THEY ARE HAVING THE AFFAIR WITH
According to a poll of 4, 000 people conducted by Victoria Milan, an Extra-marital dating site, most cheating partners consider their partners to be more attractive than those they are having an affair with.
8. CHEATING MIGHT BE IN YOUR GENES
A lot of cheating men believe that cheating is in their genes and that’s the reason they can’t stop. Researchers from Birmingham University have given them reasons to believe they are right. Their research found that half of all people with the DRD4 gene also known as the “thrill-seeking” gene were more prone to unfaithfulness.
9. WOMEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO CHEAT IF THEIR MOTHERS WERE CHEATS
Blood is thicker than water right? That saying has a lot of weight in it. According to a survey by Illicit Encounters, women with cheating mothers are more likely to cheat. The extra-marital dating website did a survey on 2, 000 of its members and found that 73% of women who admitted to having an affair also had mothers who cheated on their spouses as well.
Have you had a cheating partner? Which of these studies match with certain traits they have exhibited?