If you are wondering how to tell if someone will cheat, it really boils down to the person and the relationship — and not so much what they do for a living. That said, there may be some connection between someone's career and the likelihood that they'll cheat, according to research from the married dating website Ashleymadison.com.
The site surveyed 1,074 of its members earlier this year to find out which industry has the most people seeking an extramarital affair in 2018, and it found that the jobs with high stress levels seem to be the ones that breed infidelity.
According to a press release, "For the female survey respondents of Ashleymadison.com, the industry with the most cheaters is the medical profession (23 percent), an industry full of high intensity and highly stressful situations."
For males, stress also seemed to play a role. "Amongst the male respondents, working in the trades was the most common career (29 percent)," the press release says. "This type of work often places a person in danger whether it’s working at extreme heights, in tight spaces, or with heavy machinery meaning [there's] on the job stress they might bring home with them."
While an affair may be one way these folks relieve work-related stress, there's also the factor of professions with irregular job hours, such as trade or shift work, which might mean "it’s easier for men to fly under the radar when it comes to sneaking around with an affair partner,” said Isabella Mise, Director of Communications at Ashley Madison. And if it's easier for someone to cheat, they might be more interested in doing so.
The good news is, there are plenty of career fields associated with a lower desire to cheat, according to the survey. Here are seven of the career fields found with the lowest infidelity rate, plus possible reasons why that might be.