Wednesday 20 September 2017

Unfaithful men twice as likely to be caught cheating than women

Library Image. Photo: Getty Images
Library Image. Photo: Getty Images

Andy Bloxham

Unfaithful men are twice as likely than women to be caught cheating on their partner, a new survey found.

One in 10 male cheats have been exposed as unfaithful compared with just one in 20 women - because females are better at hiding evidence.



Forty per cent of women said they used an "alibi friend" to help them cover their tracks and to give them more time to see their new man.

While men often choose to keep details of their trysts secret, just six per cent have a regular "alibi".



Half of men and 21 per cent of women were found out via a text message or phone call, the IllicitEncounters.com poll found.



Sara Hartley, spokeswoman for IllicitEncounters.com, said careless men often leave their mobile phones lying around giving their partners a chance to check-up on them.



She said: "We find men can be surprisingly reckless when it comes to disguising their affairs.



"Women are far more careful to log out of private email accounts and Facebook and keep separate email addresses and SIM cards specifically for their lover's use.



"Technology can be the downfall of cheating spouses - one suspicious text message or email and everything can go to pot.



"Women are also more likely to tell their friends and create a network of 'affair friends' who can cover for them if things get sticky."

Telegraph.co.uk

Editors Choice

Also in this section