According to a new global survey by AshleyMadison.com -- a dating site for married people looking to have affairs, with the tagline "Life is short. Have an affair" -- a cheating husband is likely in his 40s, has been married for more than 10 years, and has two children over 10 years old.
Of the 11,453 men surveyed (all of whom have accounts on the website), the largest percentage of likely cheaters work in the IT/engineering field.
Here's the full round-up of top occupations for cheating husbands:
IT/engineer (10.6 percent)
Financial industry (8.2 percent)
Education (6.5 percent)
Doctors (4.6 percent)
Lawyers (3.8 percent)
What about wives who stray? In May, the site polled 2,865 of their married female members and found that the typical cheating married woman was in her 30s, married for five years or less, and had a daughter under three years old. She is also likely to be a teacher, a stay-at-home mom, or work in the medical industry.
Psychology Today reports that 55-65 percent of men cheat and 45-55 percent of women cheat, with problems stemming from poor communication, unequal power dynamics, and a lack of empathy toward your partner, among others. Here are a few suggestions to turn that around: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/love-doc/201204/prevent-infidelity.