Study Shows Infidelity Gender Gap May Be Closing

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Studies have long shown than men cheat more than women — and not just in politics, either. As recently as the ’90s, research showed that 10-15% of women reported being unfaithful. But new research out of Indiana University in Bloomington (home to the esteemed Kinsey Institute) finds that this gender gap may be closing: in a study of 900 men and women, 19% of women and 23% of men reported cheating.

This could be due in part to more women being in the workplace, where there are more opportunities to be unfaithful. Not to mention Facebook et al, which open up infidelity to everyone from stay-at-home moms to people formerly too shy to act on their cheatin’ urges.

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  1. I don’t buy that there is or ever was an infidelity gender gap. Or if there is, it’s like 49% to 51%.

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