Admit it—when we’re not busy obsessing about our own relationships, we’re thinking about everybody else’s. And nothing gets us gossiping more than when somebody cheats. (See the recent #Scandovalfor proof.)
We know that cheating happens, but finding accurate data on exactly how commonplace it is is difficult, partly because not everyone defines infidelity the same way and also because, well, the goal is to not get caught after all. And so, we took it upon ourselves to do some research to learn about infidelity—who’s doing it, did they get caught and what happened next?
In a highly unscientific study, we polled over 60 people (anonymously, of course) to find out about their cheating history. And sure, that may be a small sample size, but what we learned speaks volumes. Here are our findings:
(Editor’s note: For clarity, we have referred to those who said they had cheated as “cheaters,” but we understand that infidelity is complicated and that every circumstance is different. We’re here to report the facts, not judge.)