Cheating Statistics in the State Of Kentucky
That infidelity has become a common phenomenon that is affecting a number of families is a painful and unfortunate fact we all should accept. During earlier times, both men and women used to consider infidelity as a taboo. Though they might have had an urge to flirt with people of the opposite sex, they controlled their desire and refrained from such acts. But nowadays, the scenario is very much different because there is more scope for such flirtations. Social networking sites such as Facebook and Whatsapp provide the facility of accessing and developing a friendship with hundreds, if not thousands, of people of both genders. Even if a man or woman casually develops a friendship with a person of the opposite sex, there are chances of it culminating into an extramarital affair.
According to a survey conducted by GSS or General Social Survey, 20% of married men and 13% of married women have reported that they have had a sexual relationship with some other woman or man other than their spouses. But the difference between the number of cheating women and the number of cheating men seems to be narrowing down very fast. This means that an equal number of women are also cheating on their spouses in the present-day context.
Why Do Men and Women Cheat on Their Spouses?
Men cheating on their wives and women cheating on their husbands are common throughout the world and the USA is no exception. According to a study, the gender gap that existed between men and women in the aspect of cheating is fast closing. In the book entitled "Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free" that has been written by Wednesday Martin, Ph. D., the author points out that there are women who possess a genetic disposition that makes them long for what she calls an “extra pair bonding.”
She further says that men do not possess this gene. She along with a number of experts opine that the struggle of women, and more particularly, with regard to monogamy, is almost the same as that of men. These experts add that women also want novelty and variety in their sexual experiences. In fact, their desire for such novelty and variety is much more than that of men.
Let us now look at the cheating scenario in the state of Kentucky, USA. Let us also look at a few interesting statistics about cheating spouses in Kentucky.
- 70% of women who were victims of the activities of their cheating husbands were not aware of what was going on.
- Among the causes of divorces, adultery accounts for nearly 17%.
- 81% of women do not have any hesitation in admitting that they have flirted with men other than their husbands.
- 57% of people of both the genders admit that they have had flirtation experiences on the Internet.
- 31% of people who flirted with others other than their spouses have cheated the people whom they met on the Internet.
Kentucky Divorce Rates
As per the Community Survey conducted for the period between 2013 and 2017, the divorce rate in the state of Kentucky is 13.100000000000001% as against the national rate of 10.9%.
Kentucky Marriage Rates
The marriage rate for the state hovers between 7 and 8 for a population of 1000. It has to be noted that the divorce rate stands between 3 and 4 per 1000.
Kentucky Inter-Racial Marriages.
Even a casual glance at the details of interracial and interethnic marriages in the whole of the USA will reveal that almost all the states have been witnessing an increase in the rates and the state of Kentucky is no exception. The increase in the state is around 4%.
Kentucky Social Activity of cheating wives and cheating husbands of the state.
Though social media sites bestow a number of benefits on the users, the fact that cannot be denied is that those who get addicted to these sites spend unduly very long hours on them. This causes a lot of issues, both physical and mental, to them. Especially, those who have a tendency to cheat on their spouses use these sites more than others. In fact, they do not involve in any other social activity other than being on their social media sites and chatting with their friends, liking their posts, or posting their replies. Simply put, most of their time is spent on their social media sites because they find these sites useful for their purpose of cheating on their spouses.
No-fault Divorce State
The state of Kentucky belongs to the group of no-fault divorce states. In some states, the courts will take into account what is called "faults" as the basis of a divorce case. But in Kentucky, one of the spouses has to just say that the marriage has broken irretrievably. The court will immediately award the divorce. This means that there is no question of finding who is at fault and what the fault is.
Perhaps, the judicial authorities of the Kentucky government may have taken into consideration the increasing scope for cheating for making the state into a no-fault divorce state. But regardless of all these aspects, the fact remains that married men and women who have a tendency to cheat on their spouses should think twice or even a number of times before they embark upon such misadventures.