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Dating Site Paints Picture of Cheating Husbands in Survey

The largest percentage of cheating husbands work in IT/engineering, found



    (Published Thursday, June 14, 2012)

    What does a cheating husband look like?

    He's in his 40s, he's a father of two – and he's been married for over a decade. That's according to a new survey conducted by, a controversial dating website that facilitates extramarital affairs.

    “He's clearly coming here not because he doesn’t love his partner or those children or even his economic situation, so he’s not interested in seeking any kind of separation or divorce. But what he is looking for is a bit of a playground,” Ashley Madison CEO Noel Bidderman said.

    More than 11,000 male clients of the website with the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair” were surveyed. And the survey also revealed what a would-be cheater does for a living.

    Believe it or not, according to Ashley Madison, the largest percentage of cheating husbands work in the IT/engineering field, followed by men who work in the financial industry, education, doctors, and lawyers.

    The information was gathered from cheaters who deceive their loved ones. Bidderman insisted in a Skype interview those cheaters gave him accurate information for the survey.

    “We asked them questions about their profession, we asked them questions about how many times they’ve had affairs, to find out that the average married man has had six encounters,” he said.

    The site also polled nearly 3,000 married women to find the typical cheating wife is in her 30s, married for five years or less, and has a child.

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