It has long been suggested that men are more likely to cheat on their girlfriends (or at least more likely to admit to it!) than vice versa, but according to relationship
expert Karen Dickinson, things are starting to change.
“It was probably true in the past [that men were more likely to cheat],” says Dickinson, “as women were more likely to rely on men as providers.
"But as women have become financially independent and less likely to have a ‘stay at home’ role, things have evened out.” Jane, 42, a businesswoman from London, says a decline in the physical side of her marriage led to her looking elsewhere for fulfilment. “I’ve been married 12 years,” she says.
“We get on very well day to day but the sex
pretty much stopped about 4 years ago, and it hasn't improved since. I had an affair with someone from work - it was short-lived and if I'm honest it ended rather awkwardly, but it did awaken something in me.
Which leads us on to the next question - if somebody has cheated once, how likely are they to do it again?