- A man is as likely to cheat as he is to experience a flight delay. The probability is even higher when his wife is pregnant. Men who are risk-takers or easily aroused are more likely to wander.
- The more economically dependent a man is on his partner, the more likely he is to cheat on her (for women, economic dependency had the opposite effect.) Ironically, men who make significantly more than their female partners were also more likely to cheat.
- Number of previous sex partners, impulsivity, relationship happiness and outside options are all predictors of who will cheat. Infidelity first occurred after an average of seven years of marriage. ~50% of individualsmet their extramarital partner at work.
- Among individuals engaging in infidelity, 56% of men and 34% of women rate their marriage as “happy” or “very happy.”
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This piece originally appeared on Barking Up the Wrong Tree.