Press Release: December 22, 2009
A series of studies carried out by Smooch.com and Mancentral.com highlights that when it comes to trusting cheats, men and women simply can't agree.
Members of the free dating website Smooch.com were asked: Once a cheat, always a cheat? 64% of women surveyed 'definitely' agreed with the statement compared with only 45% of men.
Interestingly, the results showed that men were more likely to forgive and forget with 36% of men responding, 'People make mistakes', whilst less than a quarter of women agreed with the statement. It is debatable whether men are speaking from experience, or whether they truly are more forgiving than women.
It would also appear that age and sexuality bare no significant effect on the male perspective. Results from the free gay chat website ManCentral.com paralleled that of Smooch; 40% of gay men 'definitely' believed that once a cheat, always a cheat.
Additional breakdowns revealed:
People with a PhD (67%) are almost twice as likely to respond 'Definitely' than those with a Masters Degree (34%).
Unsurprisingly, divorcees (59%) are less forgiving than those who are married (29%).
People in a relationship (19%) are nearly 4 times as likely to choose 'It's only cheating if you get caught' than single respondents (5%).
The starsign Cancer is least forgiving with 64% choosing 'Definitely' whilst the most forgiving starsign is Gemini with 34% choosing 'People make mistakes'.
Smooch.com polled 2,040 members and ManCentral.com polled 1,998 members over a 24 hour period. Detailed statistics & breakdowns available on request.
About Smooch and ManCentral:
Established in 2007, Smooch.com is the UKs fastest growing dating website. It has all the features of expensive dating sites but is completely free to join and to contact all members. It has 450,000 active members with around 1000 new members joining every day. Smooch.com was featured in the Times Business supplement and in The Economist in 2009.
ManCentral.com was launched in 2008 and has over 128,000 members, primarily from the UK and Ireland. The site allows gay, bisexual and curious men to join, create an online profile and contact other members of the site for free. Users of the site have free access to the forums, chat room, instant messenger and email features.
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