Women more likely to have an affair than men

Two fifths of women admit they have cheated on a partner

Women are more likely to have an affair that men, with two fifths admitting they have cheated compared to just three in 10 men, according to a new study.
 
It found that two fifths of cheats ended up kissing someone while out clubbing, while almost one in four cheated with a colleague at a work event. Fifty five per cent of women said they loved attention from men – and more than a third said men often get the wrong idea because they were so flirtatious.
 
The poll of 3,000 adults was conducted by Opera North to open their new season with the Mozart opera Cosi fan tutte, translated as ‘All Women Are Like That’ – a light-hearted comedy that looks at the very nature of infidelity.

An Opera North spokesman said: ‘The poll seems to suggest many women consider flirtatious behaviour as harmless and can easily forgive themselves the odd ‘indiscretion’.

‘Women even go as far as claiming they didn’t mean to cheat on a partner, and simply ended up doing it by accident.’

Women are most likely to cheat on a partner when they are a bit bored in their relationship, and one in five say it only ever happens when they’ve had too much to drink.

But more than one in 10 claim they will never be completely monogamous in a relationship, as life is too short.

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