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Some evidence even suggests that intelligent people are more likely to want to cheat on their partners.
New survey data from Ashley Madison, the leading dating website that helps married people have affairs, has shown people with certain careers are more likely to be unfaithful to their partners. They asked 1,074 members of Ashley Madison to fill out a survey about their jobs.
Despite straying from their partners, respondents of the survey had a different attitude towards their careers. nearly half (44%) said they never switch jobs, and those who did said they only did it once every 10 years.
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Here were the top 12 careers for infidelity from the survey, for both men and women:
12. Men — Social work
2% of male participants were social workers.
12. Women — Politics
Just 1% of female respondents worked in politics.
11. Men — Agriculture
3% of male cheaters worked in agriculture, such as farming.
11. Women — Arts and entertainment
4% of female cheaters were in the arts or entertainment industry.
10. Men — Arts and entertainment
Arts and entertainment had a 3% turnout for male cheaters too.
10. Women — Legal
4% of female cheaters were in the legal profession.
9. Men — Education
4% of male cheaters were in education — professors, teachers, and lecturers.
9. Women — Trades
Women in trades, like building and plumbing, made up 4% of cheaters.
8. Men — Legal
4% of male respondents worked in law, too.
8. Women — Marketing and communications
Women in marketing and communications made up 4% of female cheaters.
7. Men — Medical
Men in the medical profession, such as doctors and nurses, made up 5% of male cheaters.
7. Women — I.T.
8% of female cheaters worked in I.T.
6. Men — Marketing and communications
6% of male cheaters worked in marketing and communications.
6. Women — Retail and hospitality
9% of female cheaters worked in retail or hospitality, such as in shops or the hotel industry.
5. Men — Finance
8% of cheating men worked in finance.