We’re answering the question of who cheats more men or women.
But, other topics that we cover in this article are:
Let’s dig in.
Let’s look at some key sexual infidelity statistics:
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According to the General Social Survey, 16% of all respondents are cheaters.
When it comes to demographics, Hispanics in a committed relationship cheat the least.
And African American married couples cheat the most.
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Younger age groups cheat less than the older age groups.
Education levels didn’t matter for married couples who cheat.
They all cheated equal amounts regardless of education.
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Democrats cheat more than Republicans do.
Men cheat 54% more than women do.
According to research, 20% of men cheat.
And 13% of women cheat.
There are 54% higher rates of infidelity with cheating men.
This data gets pulled from respondents to a General Social Survey.
The General Social Survey believes these cheating statistics are evolving.
There’s evidence that the infidelity rate of married women is increasing.
And that the percentage of cheating women is increasing.
This is due to the fact that the amount of cheating women is increasing.
And not that the amount of cheating men is decreasing.
But we need to dig deeper to see who cheats more men or women.
And we need to look at different ages and the gender gaps of married couples.
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(This data got pulled from the respondents of the General Social Survey.)
Women cheat more between ages 18-29.
On average, 11% of the women in this age group are cheaters.
Between high school and 29, men cheat less than women.
But as married couples age, men cheat more.
After the age of 50, the number of cheating men increases to about 25%.
With the higher rates of sexual infidelity happening with coworkers.
Men have higher rates of cheating based on sexual behavior.
Men cheat at progressively higher rates as they age.
While the amount of cheating women increases between the ages of 18 and 69.
After that, married women cheat progressively less over time.
Women have higher rates of emotional affairs with friends.
That’s the gender differences between heterosexual couples in a committed relationship.
The married women are seeking emotional support.
And the men are seeking physical support in the form of sexual behavior.
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20% of men have cheated.
That’s 1 out of every 5 men that have cheated.
33% of men think about having extramarital affairs.
Higher rates of men have extramarital affairs with coworkers.
The older that men get, the more likely they are to cheat.
After 50 years old, about 25% of men cheat.
This is because they lack intimacy in their relationships.
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According to the General Social Survey, 13% of married women cheat.
If you look at the age groups of women who cheat, 12% of women cheat on average.
The percentage of women that cheat peaks between the ages of 50 to 69.
Women cheat due to a lack of emotional connection to their husbands.
And the lack of appreciation and flattery.
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Infidelity is cheating on a spouse or partner.
It means engaging in emotional affairs, sexual infidelity, and extramarital affairs.
These are in the form of sexual or emotional relationships with someone else.
How does infidelity vs adultery get defined?
Adultery gets recognized by the law.
It’s having a sexual affair with someone outside of the married couple.
And adultery is a legal grounds for divorce.
Infidelity can happen with an unmarried or married couple.
But, infidelity is not only a sexual affair.
Infidelity can be sexual infidelity or emotional affairs.
36% of people cheat on their spouses.
That’s over one-third of spouses that are having extramarital affairs.
No, not all men cheat.
“Only” 20% of men, on average, cheat.
On average, 16% of people cheat.
This data is averaging how many people cheat:
No, women cheat 35% less than men do.
Yes, men cheat 54% more than women cheat.
If there were 100 married couples:
Men are more likely to cheat based on the data.
Men are more likely to cheat because they were:
Women are less likely to cheat.
But women are more likely to cheat due to:
Let’s look at some cheating statistics for who cheats more men or women.
According to YouGov:
Women are more likely to cheat with a friend.
54% of cheating women cheat with a close friend.
Men are 54% more likely to cheat than women.
And 49% of cheating men are repeat offenders.
Compared to 41% of cheating women who are repeat offenders.
Cheating is common among married couples.
19% of married men cheat.
12% of married women cheat.
On average, 16% of married couples cheat.
Men cheat 54% more than women cheat.
Women cheat more between the ages of 18-29 years old.
But men cheat more at 30+ years old.
Men cheat at a rate that’s roughly 33%-54% more than women.
So, why do men cheat?
The top reasons men cheat are:
So, why do women cheat?
89% of women cheat because their lovers make them feel more appreciated.
Cheating women do not say that they are no longer attracted to their spouses.
60% of women say that their spouse is more attractive than their lover.
The top reasons women cheat are:
According to the cheating statistics, men cheat more than women.
And the amount that men cheat more increases with age.