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10 Most Unfaithful Professions

AshleyMadison.com is an internet dating site for married people. Yes, that’s right. It facilitates cheating!

Since its launch in April over 200,000 people have registered in Australian – that’s double the rate of America. Pretty amazing considering the country is less than a tenth of the size!

That’s not the only thing that differs between the two countries. It appears the type of professions of these online adulterers varies as well.

Based on a random survey of 10,000 people who signed up to Ashley Madison in the past two months here are the most unfaithful professions for men and women.

AUS Men


1. Physicians
2. Computer Professionals
3. Sales/Marketing
4. Accounting/Finance
5. Self Employed

US Men


1. Physicians
2. Police Officers
3. Lawyers
4. Real Estate Agents
5. Engineers

AUS Women


1. Stay-at-home Mums
2. Public service employees
3. Teachers
4. Administrative Assistants
5. Retail

US Women


1. Teachers
2. Stay-at-home Mums
3. Nurses
4. Administrative Assistants
5. Real Estate Agents

Noel Biderman, the president and founder of the extramarital dating service, says four factors come in to play when you review the inter-relationship between professions and adultery:

1) Certain professions attract certain personalities who, in general, are predisposed or are likely to cheat more. For example successful entrepreneurs by their very nature are risk takers (that is how they have achieved much of their professional success) and so is it any wonder that when it comes to their private lives, they are willing to take similar risks? After all, haven't these risks more than paid off to date?

2) Certain professions, like professional athletes, lead one to be surrounded by opportunity and temptation all of the time, and one thing is for certain, we ALL overestimate how well we can resist temptation(s) – look how poorly many of us do with food.

3) Certain professions lead people to believe they have more of a sense of entitlement because their work is literally tied to life and death situations - so nurses, physicians, and military personnel all fall in to this category. Because they realize that life IS short, they tend to adopt what is commonly referred to as a "sense of entitlement" that often leads to infidelity.

4) For women, in general, the more successful she is and the more financially independent she is, the more likely she is to have an affair (regardless of specific profession) - the correlation here is directly tied to success and what appears to be happening is that we find female infidelity behaviour becoming very similar to male behaviour once their environments and opportunities are evened out.

So, what do you think? Do you agree with the stats?

Read more about people who cheat here.

 
 

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