Shocking UK Infidelity Statistics reviewed by Polygraph Examiners

Jul 16, 2021

Shocking UK Infidelity Statistics reviewed by Polygraph Examiners

Despite the pandemic our UK polygraph examiners have been busy with infidelity lie detector tests throughout. They decided to review some recent UK infidelity statistics and they are truly shocking.

According to the Office of National Statistics, infidelity is one of the most common reasons specified for divorce

We can easily believe this given some of the cases we handled this year as detailed below:

Darren’s Case – February 2021

Darren ordered a lie detector test in Chelsea for his wife Leah. He learned the hard way that indulging in threesomes to spice up your sex life can lead to irreparable damage. Leah fell in love with the third party and now she is divorcing Darren. You can read more about this case by clicking here.

Katie’s Case – March 2021

When Katie ordered a lie detector test in Warwick for her husband, Gareth, she had long suspected him of infidelity. She had hung on in the marriage because of their children. However, when she received a message on social media alleging that Gareth had swindled several women via an online dating scam, she decided to take positive action. The polygraph examination confirmed that Gareth had cheated on Katie several times during their marriage. He was also thinking about leaving her. She has now filed for divorce. Learn more about this case by clicking here.

Jess’s Case – April 2021

Jess had suspicions about her husband’s fidelity for years. At one point in their marriage, they went for couples counselling and attempted to repair their relationship.  This was a toxic relationship with Jess constantly accusing her husband of infidelity to the point that she ordered a London lie detector test. It turned out that he hadn’t cheated so they decided to go to counselling again. We have since heard that Jess is seeking a divorce. You can access Jess’s case study here.

These are just three cases out of dozens.

Who cheats more?

There was a time when it was more likely that men cheated on their wives, rather than the other way round.  However, this is not the case now in our experience.

Between 1990 and 2010 14.7 percent of married women admitted to having affairs, a rise of nearly 40 percent on previous years.  The percentage of married men having affairs remained static at around 22 percent according to data from the National Opinion Research Centre’s General Social Survey.

While the percentage of married men cheating is higher than that of married women in the UIK, relationships where the partners are not married show similar levels of infidelity. By 2017 various studies revealed that around 57 percent of unmarried males in a committed relationship were cheating and 54 percent of women. Our own data shows that those percentages hold true in 2021.

Naturally, research relies on survey participants telling the truth. However, in the polygraph industry we know our data is accurate because it is taken from our own case studies.

Infidelity during the pandemic

During the pandemic couples have often spent more time together than they have ever done before. In many cases suspicion has arisen due to social media activity of one or other of the partners.

Odd behaviour has been more noticeable especially because of lockdown. Those having affairs have had to find a way to get out. And keyworkers have had to maintain their affairs in between quite heavy shift work.

More recently we saw Matt Hancock, the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care disgraced when he was caught on camera in a clinch with his aide, Gina Coladangelo. Since they have both left their partners, it is highly likely divorces will follow.

Why are UK infidelity statistics so shocking?

The interesting thing about the Hancock debacle, was that people were more concerned about him breaking his own Covid rules than his infidelity.

Have we, as a society, decided that cheating and lying to our partners is acceptable? Looking at UK infidelity statistics, it certainly seems so. Perhaps it is time to check our moral compass.

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