With the endless availability of information out there, it can be tough to separate the wheat from the chaff. Some people argue that infidelity is a foregone conclusion and that the institute of marriage is an outdated practice, while others say the first party exaggerates their statistics. The problem with figures on adultery is that, by nature, it's a secretive practice, so getting people to fess up can be quite a challenge.
Naturally, this makes compiling reliable data a difficult task. Luckily, Truth About Deception has put together a list of well-supported statistics to help clear the air a bit.
It's said that between 30 and 60 percent of married individuals commit adultery at some point. This is a pretty large disparity, but considering roughly half of all marriages end in divorce, we can probably assume the figure is up there. More disheartening, though, is that between two and three percent of all children are the result of a cheating spouse.
Predictably, men cheat more than women. Still, as women continue to gain financial independence, the incidence of adultery among females is also on the rise.
Additionally, the news source reports that while almost everyone admits to having fantasies about someone other than their spouses, it seems as though an increasing number of people are acting on them - particularly those under 30.