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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Revealed: The amount of people who cheat on their other half... and get caught

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Daire Courtney

The vast majority of people who cheat on their spouse never get caught, a survey has revealed.

It found that only 18pc of men and 15pc of women who cheated had been caught.

The survey, carried out by dating website for married people Victoria Milan, also asked adulterers to give the top signs of cheating that spouses should watch out for.

The top sign, cited by one third of respondents, was “Being extra careful with privacy”, for example by protecting passwords.

Keeping distance from your partner and avoiding eye contact, looking better dressed than normal and making excuses not to have sex were also popular choices.

When asked how they would respond if confronted by their spouse about a possible affair, almost a third of respondents said they would admit the affair and “see what happens”.

The next most popular answer was to “act surprised and ask for evidence”, followed by “bluntly deny it”.

Victoria Milan surveyed 4,310 active members of the dating site, which advertises a “safe, anonymous and confidential online environment” for people in relationships to find others to pursue affairs with.         

Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said: “It takes one to know one: and our cheaters know exactly which of their behaviours will indicate they are having an affair – because they are adopting these exact behaviours themselves"

“Our research shows they’re extremely good at it too as very few of our cheaters get caught.”

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