- Two girlfriends are having a conversation. One says to the other, “Girl I am so frustrated with this man I’m about to scream.”
- The other says, “What’s the problem? I thought you were happy.”
- The first friend says, “I’m happy, just not satisfied. He doesn’t satisfy me.”
- “Oh,” blank stare from the other. Then in hushed tones she says, “Maybe you should see a counselor. I can’t imagine you leaving him or having a honey on the side.”
- “The thought did enter my mind,” she says with a side glance.
This woman joins the ranks of the 14 percent of married women who have affairs at least once during their marriage. Infidelity statistics report the following:
- Younger people are more likely candidates; in fact, younger women are as likely as younger men to be unfaithful.
- 70 percent of married women and 54 percent of married men did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity.
- 22 percent of men and 14 percent of women admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past.
- Evidence supports the existence of dis-inhibition, accelerated intimacy, and hyper-sexual online behavior that can easily lead to real-time infidelity
- For instance, the continuing increase of women in the workplace and the increase of women having affairs on the Internet means that the numbers for women having affairs is probably similar to those for men—about 60%.
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Statistics found at menstuff.org/issues/byissue/infidelitystats.html