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How Investigation Hotline is Catching an Equal Number of Men vs. Women Cheating

Many people would agree that cheating is immoral. However, what most people can’t agree on is who is more likely to cheat and when. For a long time, it was assumed that men were more likely than women to cheat on their partner, but studies within the last decade have indicated that there is more of a balance between the two parties than originally thought. Typically, men are more likely to have physical affairs, while women are more likely to have emotional affairs. This margin, however, is diminishing and concrete answers on the subject become increasingly difficult to find. This can be frustrating when you suspect your partner of cheating and you want facts to fall back on.

Another “fact” that has been contested in recent cheating studies is that men are more likely to cheat in their early 20s when they are just coming into adulthood and developing their maturity. Popular culture has painted this picture of young men for a very long time, for example, with the archetype of a hormone-riddled college student who pursues many partners regardless of whether or not they are in a committed relationship. Conversely, recent studies have indicated that older men have a greater tendency to be unfaithful to their partner, and more specifically, that a man’s likelihood of infidelity actually increases with age.

These findings are clearly demonstrated through websites such as Ashley Madison in which individuals who are married or otherwise in a relationship can look for extramarital partners. Users on this website are typically over the age of 30 and many men sign up before hitting major milestone birthdays such as age 50 or 60.

Why, you may ask? There are many possible explanations for this pattern of behaviour, but several signs point to older men feeling like they have passed or that they are reaching their “prime”. With many people getting married between the ages of 20 and 30, men in their 50s are more likely to have been in a serious relationship or married for a long time, and thus may feel stifled, bored or unfulfilled. This may entice them to look for excitement or fulfillment outside their relationship.

If you are married or are in a committed relationship with a man at this age and suspect that something in your relationship may have changed, it may not be unreasonable to suspect infidelity. There are many ways that you can confirm your suspicions, such as monitoring your partners browser history, bank statements, car mileage and phone messages/calls. If you want to call in the big guns, set up a consultation with a private investigator who can use their expertise and legal knowhow to conduct surveillance and social media monitoring among other techniques to catch the cheater.