According to the National Opinion Research Center’s General Social Survey, over the past two decades, the percentage of women having affairs has increased by almost 40%. The number of men admitting to extramarital affairs has held constant at 21 percent. So why is this gender gap closing? There are two main arguments surrounding this topic, one of these arguments being the increase in economic independence in women. Many women these days have higher job titles and play important roles within the work force. Due to this, they are holding their own when it comes to financial aspects of the home and marriage. With this also comes the idea that women may be more willing to engage in an extramarital affair due to the fact that they will have less of a financial hit if it ever came down to a divorce. They are also more likely to sufficiently support themselves on their own after the divorce making the need for their partner less present if the passion and connection is gone at that point. Another main argument is the technology that has arisen over the recent years. Many people argue that since we rely on technology and more so social media, that it is making infidelity that much easier. Since Facebook and other social media accounts, you do not have to leave your couch to reconnect with old friends or meet a new love interest. While the new technology is great, it is also very dangerous at times and can be detrimental to a person’s relationship. While the way that we meet new people has changed, infidelity remains a fact, perhaps even to a higher extent in modern relationships. A person can be engaging in a relationship over the phone or on the computer without even meeting the individual in person. With this comes the obvious increase in infidelity that we have been seeing. It used to be very rare that a man would hire a private investigator to catch his cheating wife, but it has become much more common. If you are having some suspicions about your wife and want to get answers about what they have been up to, don’t hesitate. You deserve answers too!
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