Petraeus Affair: Do Some Jobs Lead to More Cheating?
6 months ago
High stress and long hours lead to more infidelity, study finds.
When President Bill Clinton got jammed up for having an extramarital affair with his aide Monica Lewinsky, the relationship became news fodder for journalists and comedians alike. Now, the former CIA director Gen. David Petraeus finds himself facing the same kind of scrutiny since he resigned his CIA post, citing an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
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Back when Clinton got in trouble during the '90s, comedian Dave Chappelle joked that powerful men in the president's position cheat with women who are close to them because they are busy.
But does a man's line of work have a direct correlation to his propensity to cheating? Believe it or not, it often does. A 2010 study by notorious adultery website AshleyMadison.com revealed the jobs that were most likely to drive a man to having an affair.
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And the ladies weren't saints either. The same study also showed what jobs were likely to make a woman step out on her husband.
Many involved careers or industries considered highly stressful and requiring long work hours:
Real Estate Agent