Posted by: topher274 | July 14, 2010

Cheating Statistics

Yesterday, I read a fascinating article about statistics that predict the likelihood of a having an affair. This article from The Daily Beast gave short blurbs and full references for each study, but I would just like to list them all out even more concisely.

Here they are, 15 indicators predicting cheating:

  1. If you’re a man, you’re 7% more likely to cheat than a woman.
  2. If you live in a large city, you’re 39% more likely to cheat than if you lived in a small town.
  3. If you make $70,000/year, you’re 150% more likely to cheat than if you made $30,000/year or less.
  4. If your husband spends 10% percent of his time or less on you, there’s at least a 10% chance you will cheat on him.
  5. If you think about sex every day, you are 22% more likely to cheat than someone who only thinks about sex a couple of times a week.
  6. If you and your partner lived together before marriage, there’s a 39% chance that one of you will cheat.
  7. If your identical twin cheated on their spouse, you’re 200% more likely to cheat than if they hadn’t.
  8. If you’re African-American, you’re about twice as likely to cheat than men of any other ethnicity.
  9. If you’ve never attended religious services, you’re 250% more likely to have extramarital sex than someone who attends services more than once a week.
  10. If you have an advanced college degree, you’re 175% more likely to have extramarital sex than someone who never graduated high school.
  11. If you’re a woman whose husband has a college degree, you’re 3% less likely to cheat than a woman whose husband has no degree.
  12. If you’re married at age 16 or younger, you’re almost 400% more likely to have extramarital sex than someone who got married at age 23.
  13. If you’re an unhappy man, you’re 13% more likely to cheat than a happy man.
  14. If you have made use of online porn, you’re 300% more likely to cheat than someone who has never looked at online porn.
  15. If you enjoy spending time with your spouse’s relatives, you’re 24% less likely to have extramarital sex than someone who dislikes spending time with their in-laws.
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