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Ebenezer
03-20-2008, 07:01 AM
What do you think is the infidelity rate in the US. With all the latest revelations it would seem to be pretty high. Are we in the minority if we don't cheat on our spouse??

What do you think is the infidelity rate?

Mitchy moo
03-20-2008, 07:33 AM
If you play with yourself, it's infidelity. :candle:

Go to bed, your thinking too much............

BlackMetalNinja
03-20-2008, 07:42 AM
It certainly depends on the definition in this case, but I'm sure it's shockingly high. If you figure that divorce rates are over 50% at this point, I'd be willing to be the rate of people that aren't faithful is near or above it...

Ebenezer
03-20-2008, 08:02 AM
It certainly depends on the definition in this case, but I'm sure it's shockingly high. If you figure that divorce rates are over 50% at this point, I'd be willing to be the rate of people that aren't faithful is near or above it...
I think you are on the right track...but too low.

Discotrish
03-20-2008, 08:36 AM
I'm sure there's an answer somewhere in Googleland, but I guessed 60-70 percent.

Patti

THATHURMANATOR
03-20-2008, 08:38 AM
I bet it is high

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Valerie
03-20-2008, 10:36 AM
I think this would be hard to gauge, especially in this day and age. What would be considered infidelity? Having physical relations with someone not your partner? Or is emotional cheating via a computer, text message, etc. considered infidelity? One time sex would bother me much less than if my spouse had an emotional affair with someone.

clumping platelets
03-20-2008, 11:02 AM
Dozer has one shot :hump:

Gunzlingr
03-20-2008, 11:05 AM
I guess it depends of the definition, but I am guessing it isn't as high as it would seem. :idunno:

mysticsoto
03-20-2008, 11:06 AM
I think this would be hard to gauge, especially in this day and age. What would be considered infidelity? Having physical relations with someone not your partner? Or is emotional cheating via a computer, text message, etc. considered infidelity? One time sex would bother me much less than if my spouse had an emotional affair with someone.

I'd be willing to be that for most guys, it's the other way around...

DraftBoy
03-20-2008, 11:13 AM
20-30%

Typ0
03-20-2008, 11:15 AM
I would bet most emotionally secure people understand that humans have fantasies and they do not threaten a real relationship until they become obsessions or some true disjoin from reality. I won't cheat on my wife and I believe she won't cheat on me.

RockStar36
03-20-2008, 11:25 AM
I think it's rare to find someone that wouldn't think of cheating and also wouldn't have the "emotional" affair that Valerie speaks of.

Jeff1220
03-20-2008, 11:44 AM
I think it's made to seem a lot more common than it is, since fidelity is not newsworthy.

ajsdx
03-20-2008, 11:49 AM
well, that leads to the next question: which is worse (to a woman): your husband having an affair with a lady on the side, or going to a brothel regularly?

Typ0
03-20-2008, 07:17 PM
well, that leads to the next question: which is worse (to a woman): your husband having an affair with a lady on the side, or going to a brothel regularly?

I would guess a lot of women would say there is no difference really. The "self respecting" types would say they are all whores. Not that I can speak for women that would just get me in trouble.

shelby
03-20-2008, 07:44 PM
i agree with Typ0.....six of one, half dozen of another....although the affair would imply romantic feelings.

Ebenezer
03-20-2008, 11:58 PM
I'd like to know how people can think the rate is less than 50%. The divorce rate is over 50%. IF 50% of those divorces were because of infidelity that would make the total 25% right there. What about all the other marriages where there is cheating and they stay together (e.g., Clinton, Spitzer, Paterson)

shelby
03-21-2008, 04:53 AM
Wishful thinking?

Ebenezer
03-21-2008, 05:21 AM
Wishful thinking?
me?? who the hell would have me? ugly, nerd, loser...yeah, they just line up for me.

shelby
03-21-2008, 05:31 AM
:lol: You misunderstood....i meant it was wishful thinking on my part when i voted 20-30%.

Ebenezer
03-21-2008, 05:32 AM
:lol: You misunderstood....i meant it was wishful thinking on my part when i voted 20-30%.
that's fine but my reply is still true...:lol!:

LtFinFan66
03-21-2008, 05:43 AM
that's fine but my reply is still true...:lol!:get more beauty sleep

Ebenezer
03-21-2008, 05:45 AM
get more beauty sleep
:laughing:

Typ0
03-21-2008, 07:25 AM
I'd like to know how people can think the rate is less than 50%. The divorce rate is over 50%. IF 50% of those divorces were because of infidelity that would make the total 25% right there. What about all the other marriages where there is cheating and they stay together (e.g., Clinton, Spitzer, Paterson)

EB, you should look into what that statistic actually is before you cite it like this. You aren't using the right numbers and you aren't applying them correctly.

Typ0
03-21-2008, 07:26 AM
:lol: You misunderstood....i meant it was wishful thinking on my part when i voted 20-30%.


I don't think the number is that high at all.

Bling
03-22-2008, 11:43 AM
I'd like to know how people can think the rate is less than 50%. The divorce rate is over 50%. IF 50% of those divorces were because of infidelity that would make the total 25% right there. What about all the other marriages where there is cheating and they stay together (e.g., Clinton, Spitzer, Paterson)

Not to mention the cheating people that never tell their spouse, and it's a secret for life.

Oh yeah, and I believe there's some statistic that more women cheat on their married spouse than males, because women tend to get desperate and marry people for the wrong reasons (i.e. financial support).

TheGhostofJimKelly
03-22-2008, 12:44 PM
I really don't think it is as high as you people think.

JD
03-22-2008, 01:58 PM
If you dont cheat, she will.

Much thanks to cheating in movies/shows, mtv and the porn industry.



Just think in 20 years, girls losing their v-cards before they're a teenager, it will be considered normal. Getting knocked up at 16 will be OK and marrying only to get divorced in a year thanks to extramarriatal affairs will be a casual thing.

Ebenezer
03-22-2008, 04:44 PM
I really don't think it is as high as you people think.
People lie....

There was a piece in the paper this morning showing 25% of men and about 20% of women...I still think the number is at least 40% - people won't divulge even in a survey.