Sunday, April 22, 2012

Are women catching up to men at being unfaithful?

According to this Huffington Post columnist, women are smarter than men at infidelity, and they are catching up to men in prevelance.

The GSS asked respondents if they ever strayed. I divided answers into two periods: 1991-1998 and 2000-2010. In the first period, 23.0 perent of men and 13.1 percent of women cheated (sample size = 8,103). The difference is statistically significant.

In the second period, the figures are 23.4 and 14.5 percent (sample size = 9,304). Again, men are significantly more likely to be unfaithful than women, but the latter estimates for both sexes are not significantly higher than their respective numbers from period 1. The GSS does not support the view that women are catching up with men. And I don't have any data concerning the cleverness of female cheating.

4 comments:

Andrea Ostrov Letania said...

A lot of white women watch interracist TV shows and porn and have gotten the hots for BIG black men, and so they find sneaky ways to jump in the sack to be humped by alpha male Negroes.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if the above is a brilliant Whisky parody or just someone who fell for his schtick.

Anonymous said...

23.0 perent of men and 13.1 percent of women cheated



One possibility is that men lie about having had more sex than they've actually had, while women lie in the opposite direction - they say they have not cheated even when they have.

If that's not the case then a small minority of women are fooling around with a lot of men.

Anonymous said...

Andrea Ostrov Letania is a known troll, fyi.