The big game-changer here is the Internet, which makes even 10-year old stats seem very dated now.
Recents surveys suggest that most people have flirted online at one point or another, that when people spend time in chat rooms they’re usually motivated by romantic or sexual interest, and that about a third of adults have had real sex as a result of a connection that began online.
I found it difficult to track down good cheating statistics.
This seems to be partly because people have a hard time being completely honest, even when surveyed in ways that safeguard their anonymity.
Although I personally prefer non-monogamy, I opted to write this article using a monogamous perspective since that seems to be the more popular relationship paradigm.
Slightly more than half of all married people will cheat on their spouses at some point in their lives.Men apparently cheat more often than women, but the gap isn’t huge.