London: Men are twice as likely than women to be caught cheating on their partner, a new UK study has found.
When it comes to having an affair, men are obvious amateurs compared with women, as they are hopeless at covering their tracks, researchers said.
They are twice as likely to get caught because they’re so hopeless at covering their tracks, researchers say.
Women, however, are far more skilled in hiding their affairs, particularly when it comes to handling technology such as emails, texts and social networking sites.
The difference is so great that one in ten male cheats have been exposed as love rats, compared with just one in 20 women, researchers said.
40 per cent of women who have affairs use an ‘alibi friend’ to help them spend more time with their lover.
Whereas men choose to keep details of their trysts a secret, never telling a soul for fear of being caught.
The poll conducted by IllicitEncounters.com, found that half of men but only 21 per cent of women were found out via text, email or phone call.
Sara Hartley, of IllicitEncounters.com, said that careless men often leave their mobile phones lying around giving their partners a chance to check-up on them.
“We find men can be surprisingly reckless when it comes to disguising their affairs. Women are far more careful to log out of private email accounts and Facebook and keep separate email addresses and SIM cards specifically for their lover’s use,” The Daily Mail quoted Hartley as saying.
“Technology can be the downfall of cheating spouses - one suspicious text message or email and everything can go to pot. Women are also more likely to tell their friends and create a network of ‘affair friends’ who can cover for them if things get sticky,” she added.