Why do people cheat? It's a tough question to answer. And the truth is, the reason people cheat on their partners will probably vary from person to person — because it's just a little too easy to say that it all boils down to sex.
“People often think the main reason people cheat are related to sexual needs,” relationship coach Laney Zukerman tells Bustle. “Though sex may play a role, the majority of affairs often start out as emotional affairs due to an addiction to attention and a proneness to boredom in any long term relationship they are in.”
And seeing things that cheaters have in common can be really fascinating, because it can help us see if there are behavioral patterns. Interestingly, it looks like the field you work in might have something to do with it, according to Ashley Madison, the extramarital affairs site. By looking at data of the users who have joined since 2002, the site found that the most common careers of their male and female members. And, there was a clear winner for the most popular career for men — working in trade aka electricians, plumbers, etc.
“Jobs in trades often mean irregular hours and are often structured in shift work meaning it’s easier for men to fly under the radar when it comes to sneaking around with an affair partner,” Isabella Mise, Director of Communications at Ashley Madison, said in a press release.
But even though the trade career field took the top spot, there were some other popular contenders in their findings. Here are the jobs that topped Ashley Madison's list for men.