Infidelity Statistics: Tables

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Martial Infidelity & Affair Statistics

 Percent of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional  41%
 Percent of men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had  57%
 Percentage of women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they’ve had  54%
 Percent of married men who have strayed at least once during their married lives  22%
 Percent of married women who have strayed at least once during their married lives  14%
 Percentage of men and women who admit to having an affair with a co-worker  36%
 Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity on business trips  35%
 Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity with a brother-in-law or sister-in-law  17%
 Average length of an affair  2 years
 Percentage of marriages that last after an affair has been admitted to or discovered  31%
 Percentage of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught  74%
 Percentage of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught  68%
 Percent of children who are the product of infidelity  3%
Source: Associated Press, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Reproduced from www.statisticbrain.com

2 Comments:

  1. Am I the only one surprised by the stat on the average length of an affair, 2 years! Surprising somehow. Interesting information.

  2. hcampbe1 – I heard that 2 years is the average length of time it takes for the emotional high from a new relationship to wane. After that, people start to realize that their significant other has flaws. Of course, when a relationship is legitimate, it may have a strong enough foundation to weather that revelation.

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