Cheating: It’s a nasty little word no one in a relationship ever wants to hear. Whether it’s via an active Tinder account (roughly 42 percent of users are reportedly already in a relationship, or worse: married ― oy!) or in your own bed (*shudder*), it’s a sad, cruel fact of life, and it happens to people of all genders.
According to a new study from Victoria Milan (a UK-based Ashley Madison-type site designed to help people find affairs), your profession could actually be a factor in how likely you are to cheat on your partner — at least, if you’re a woman. In a study of more than 5,658 women who cheat that were polled about their careers, not only did women cite the workplace as the easiest place to meet a potential lover, two out of three (65 percent) cheaters say that their affair began at work.
Interestingly enough, 10 jobs were cited more than any other with regard to this particular group of people. Read on to find out if you’re at risk of having a wandering eye based on your profession alone.
Top 10 Professions Women Cheat In
1. Financial Gigs (bankers, brokers, analysts, etc.)
2. Aviation (pilots, flight attendants, etc.)
3. Healthcare (doctors, nurses, assistants, etc.)
4. Business (CEOs, managers, secretaries, etc.)
5. Sports (athletes, instructors, reps., etc.)
6. Arts (musicians, models, actors, photographers, etc.)
7. Nightlife Industry (DJs, servers, bartenders, etc.)
8. Legal (lawyers, secretaries, prosecutors, judges)
9. Communications (journalists, PR agents, communicators, etc.)
10. “Other” sectors
Okayyyyy, call us crazy, but even disregarding the “other” sector, doesn’t this list make just about EVERYONE a cheater? Considering the source, which turns a profit on the demise of others’ relationships, it makes sense that they’d want to be all-inclusive, but this is a bit much!
That being said, the ordering, which ranks several of the most stressful jobs known to humankind right at the top, is certainly interesting. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not. One thing that is unlikely to be coincidence, however, is the 85 percent of women who REGRET having their office affairs, and the 70 percent who say it’s bound to end badly.
In a word? Just don’t.
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(h/t IFL Science, photos via Getty)