Infidelity statistics in 2006
Percentage of marriages where one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional: 41%
Percentage of men who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they've had: 57%
Percentage of women who admit to committing infidelity in any relationship they've had: 54%
Percentage of men and women who admit to having an affair with a co-worker: 36%
Percentage of men and women who admit to infidelity on business trips: 36%
Percentage of men who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught: 74%
Percentage of women who say they would have an affair if they knew they would never get caught: 68%
Truthaboutdeception (www.truthaboutdeception.com) provided the following statistics:
It is estimated that roughly 30 to 60% of all married individuals (in the United States) will engage in infidelity at some point during their marriage (see, Buss and Shackelford for review of this research). And these numbers are probably on the conservative side, when you consider that close to half of all marriages end in divorce (people are more likely to stray as relationships fall apart; also see, who is likely to cheat).
If you know you are in a relationship with someone you don't love, lack compatibility, or can't view as a potential long term relationship partner....Why stay? Why enter inter into a committed relationship with this person? Does insecurity or the need never to be comfortable as a while person operating as a single individual prevent you from doing so? Do you just want your cake and ice cream too?
If you know you are not going to be faithful then why enter into a committed relationship or get married? Be honest, have integrity, and let the other party know that you are comfortable dating them but are not interested in a committed relationship. If the other person does not have the qualities you desire or if you lack the maturity to stay committed and faithful in a relationship then don't enter into one. Your words and actions should match your declaration that you are just dating aka getting to know each other.
IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE FAITHFUL DON'T GET INVOLVED IN AN EXCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIP AND DON'T GET MARRIED.