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We asked, you answered

More than 11,000 Globe readers responded to our questions about adultery – have you cheated, been cheated on, why you did it, whether trust can be regained. Here's what you told us

11,259 respondents

62% male

38% female

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Sexual orientation:

93.4% Heterosexual

3.4% Bisexual

3% Gay or lesbian


37% of respondents said they have cheated

40% of male respondents have cheated

33% of female respondents have cheated

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39% of respondents who were invited to cheat did not

47% of respondents have been cheated on

41% of male respondents have been cheated on

57% of female respondents have been cheated on

6% of respondents are in an open relationship

5% of respondents want to be in an open relationship

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53% of respondents who haven't cheated would end a relationship if they caught their partner cheating

34% of respondents who have cheated would end a relationship if they caught their partner cheating

87% would want to be told if they were being cheated on

43% felt no regret over having an affair


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