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Have you ever cheated on someone?

▪  Yes


▪  No


Have you ever been cheated on?

▪  Yes


▪  No



Would you be unfaithful if you knew your partner would never find out?

▪  Yes


▪  No


Husbands who admit to cheating on a spouse

▪  Reported in Men's Health Best Life, 2003

1 in 20 (5%)


Wives who admit to cheating on a spouse

▪  Reported in Men's Health Best Life, 2003

1 in 22 (4.55%)

▪  Reported in Oprah Magazine, 2004



Number of guys who take off their wedding rings when they go out without their wives

▪  1 in 3


Percentage of cheating men who get caught

▪  80%


Percentage of couple who preserve their marriage after an affair

▪  64%


Of those couples who remain married despite an affair, what percentage later describe the marriage as unhappy or empty?

▪  78%


Footnote 1: "Dr. Phil: The Love Survey," O: The Oprah Magazine, February 2004, Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., page 34 — source: 37,000 responders to,, O magazine survey.

Footnote 2: "Anatomy of an Affair," Men's Health: Best Life, Spring/Summer 2003, Laurence Roy Stains, page 78 — source: "Secret-Sex Stats," citing Anthony DeLorenzo, author of 28 Tell-Tale Signs of a Cheating Spouse and president of; the study The Impact of Extramarital Relationships on the Continuation of Marriage; and the book Just Married.

Footnote 3: "Looking for Love? Uh-Uh," O: The Oprah Magazine, October 2004, Alexa Joy Sherman, pages 266-268 — source: "Sex by the Numbers," citing "American Sexual Behavior: Trends, Socio-Demographic Differences and Risk Behavior" (National Opinion Research Center); The Social Organization of Sexuality; Journal of Sex Research (February 2001); American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Adult Video News; NIH; IMS Health; AARP / Modern Maturity Sexuality Study.


► List of all Divorce Statistics

Divorce Statistics - "Connected" to Your Former Spouse?
Divorce Statistics - Arguments
Divorce Statistics - By What Criteria Do We Choose Partners?
Divorce Statistics - Caring, Concern, Compassion in Relationships
Divorce Statistics - Children and Divorce, Effects of Divorce on Child
Divorce Statistics - Cohabitation
Divorce Statistics - Equity in Marital Chores
Divorce Statistics - First, Second, Third ... Marriages (divorce form)
Divorce Statistics - For Those Who Divorce, at What Age Did They Marry?
Divorce Statistics - Household Characteristics, Population, Children
Divorce Statistics - How Do Child Custody Placements End Up?
Divorce Statistics - How Ethical Is Your Partner?
Divorce Statistics - How Is Child Custody Decided?
Divorce Statistics - How Long Do First Marriages Last? (divorce record)
Divorce Statistics - How Many First Marriages Are "happy"?
Divorce Statistics - Infidelity, Adultery, Cheating, Affairs, ...
Divorce Statistics - Life Balance and Priorities
Divorce Statistics - Marital Status, Divorces, Legal Separation
Divorce Statistics - Marriage, Divorce Statistics, U.S., Michigan (overview)
Divorce statistics - Median Ages for Marriages, Divorces
Divorce Statistics - Michigan Divorce Cases (statewide)
Divorce Statistics - Michigan Divorces, Washtenaw County (MI)
Divorce statistics - Michigan Divorces, Wayne County (MI)
Divorce Statistics - Negativity, Hostility, Anger
Divorce Statistics - Net Worths, after Divorce
Divorce Statistics - Religion and Divorce
Divorce Statistics - Sex, among Students, High School, College
Divorce Statistics - Sex, Casual, "No Strings"
Divorce Statistics - Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs, AIDS)
Divorce Statistics - Visitation and Child Support, Divorced Parents
Divorce Statistics - What if You Just "Think" about Divorce?
Divorce Statistics - Why Did You Get Divorced?


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