Affair Duration Statistics

The average duration of an affair is estimated to be about 2 years.

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"20% of extramarital affairs end in marriage."

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"Affairs more commonly follow significant life changes or stressors, such as a job change or a loss."

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"15% of women and 25% of men report having had extramarital sex, according to the General Social Survey."

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"About 50-60% of married men and 45-55% of married women engage in extramarital sex at some point in their marriages, according to studies."

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"Around 25% of people who cheat say they did it for the thrill of it."

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"Affairs that last less than a month are referred to as “one night stands” or “quickies”."

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"35% of married women and 45% of married men admit to having cheated on their spouse, which includes both physical and emotional affairs."

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"Emotional affairs can last longer than physical affairs, often extending beyond a year."

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"Digital infidelity (like sexting and online relationships) has been identified as an emerging threat, with 45% of people admitting to this form of betrayal."

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"The average affair lasts about six months."

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