A new survey asked 15-hundred U.S. adults about their thoughts on relationships and cheating and finds a fifth of them admit to cheating on their partners. But when it comes to calling out others’ infidelities, not everyone’s on board.
The poll reveals:
- Gen Xers are most likely to tell their friend or family member if they knew their partner was cheating at 73%, followed by millennials at 67%.
- Members of Gen Z are the least likely to spill the beans, with 64% of them reporting they’d tell a loved one about a cheating partner.
- As for how people discover that their partner is cheating, the most common ways include going through their messages and finding receipts for things like hotels or dinner dates.
- While not everyone is on board about telling someone else about their unfaithful significant other, if the tables were turned, many would like to be told. Nearly two-thirds of Gen Z say they’d want to be told if a friend or family member knew their partner was cheating, as did 78% of millennials and 80% of Gen Xers.
- When it comes to defining what cheating is, 55% of all respondents say a relationship doesn’t need to be physical to be cheating. Gen Z is the most likely to report that a non-physical relationship is excusable with 43%, but only 30% of Gen X feels the same way.