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1 In 10 Britons Would Have An Affair If They Could Get Away With It

6 April 2009 by: Frederick Carle 2 Comments

lovemakingA recent survey revealed that 1 in 10 Britons would have an affair if they thought they get away with it. It is said that a fifth of people in relationships fantasize regularly about having an affair.

Nearly 75% said divorce would be on the horizon if they were found having extra-marital relations with someone else but 12% claim to have cheated on their spouse and a third have slept with someone else when in a previous relationship

A spokesman for www.onepoll.com, who carried out the research, said: ‘If this research is to be believed, there are a lot of really unstable marriages in Britain at the moment.

A total of 69 per cent of people believe that a quick kiss with another person is enough to lose the trust of a spouse.

More than a quarter of people class exchanging telephone numbers with someone of the opposite sex as cheating, while 53 per cent would dump a partner if they caught them exchanging sexy emails.

Similarly, 51 per cent of people wouldn’t trust someone who was sending flirty text messages and for 14 per cent flirting is a complete no-no.

In fact, a whopping 63 per cent of married people say having an emotional relationship with someone is just as bad as having a physical one.

And for almost half of people, finding out their partner had an emotional affair with someone else would be all the more heartbreaking.

A spokesman for Onepoll, who interviewed 3,000 couples for the survey, added: ‘Different people have different expectations in a relationship – some couples are more than happy for their partners to flirt with others, and some find this too much to bear.

‘It’s up to each couple to decide how they conduct their relationship, and to lay the ground rules on what is acceptable and what’s not.’

The survey also found four out of 10 people believe couples only cheat on their partners if there is already something fundamentally wrong with the relationship.

Twenty six per cent say anyone who cheats can’t have any respect for their current partner, and one in 10 people blame the need for more than one partner on having a high sex drive.

A further 12 per cent of folk say often people cheat because they can’t say no on an evening out with mates or work colleagues.

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  • tyler said:

    what about the other 9 out of 10…. haha

  • Alex St-Amour said:

    Pretty sure you tell most people that their gonna get away with something odds are their gonna do it. Still interesting.

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