Not everybody seeking dating and love is in it for the long run. Some people, in fact, go into a relationship just for the sake of killing time and having fun. There are some people who are looking for flings usually have mutual consent while hooking up or getting together, discussing no prior serious commitment. But when two people are apparently serious about the relationship or even just one person is, and either or both cheat, then things are bound to get disturbed.
Now keeping the flings and relationships aside, let's talk about cheating in an official marriage. Infidelity can, of course, lead to divorce, for no man or woman would want to live with a partner who cheats on them. But what makes people cheat? There are countless marriages which appear happy on the surface but deep down, there can be issues that lead one of the two to cheat.
These issues may not obviously justify cheating, they provide insight into some interesting facts. We have a few astonishing infidelity statistics in the United States, in which men and women have also reported the reasons that make them cheat on their spouse. According to reports, women cheat because they're either attracted to another person or they need reassurance. On the other hand, men reported poor sex life as a driving factor for cheating.
Surprisingly, there was even a day and time that has witnessed the most infidelity taking place— Wednesday afternoons! Most of the cheating takes place during work hours and even at workplaces, as much as 68%. And then when it comes to forgiving, of course, it's the cheaters who are most likely to forgive other cheaters. While a serious person may forgive their partner out of love or to have them by their side, it is far less likely to happen.
But what can actually be called cheating? And other than the gender, who is likely to cheat? Are there any most found characteristics? To learn more about infidelity in the States, have a look at the infographic below.