Most of the time cheating does occur, the other spouse doesn’t know about it, with women being in the dark slightly more often than men. If you’re in a committed relationship but aren’t married, then I’d imagine that the odds of cheating are even higher.
In this article we’ll explore how often cheating occurs, how to define cheating, signs of cheating, and how to deal with it.
There’s still some shame and guilt associated with admitting the truth, even in private.
So instead of sharing a bunch of detailed stats that might be wrong, I’ll simply share the big picture elements.
In the USA alone, tens of millions of people cheat on their primary relationship partners. Most of the time when people cheat, they hide it from their partners, and they usually succeed in doing so, not because they’re so great at keeping secrets but mainly because their partners fail to recognize and acknowledge the telltale signs. Statistically speaking, if you get involved in committed relationships or marriage, the odds are better than 50-50 that you’re eventually going to cheat at some point in your life.
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.