People Who Work In Finance Are More Likely To Cheat On Their Partners

People Who Work In Finance Are More Likely To Cheat On Their Partners

Here’s another reason to hate bankers and stock brokers: according to a poll by adulterous dating site Victoria Milan, the finance industry is the most unfaithful profession. So in addition to routinely destroying the global economy in an endless cycle of greed and damage control, they’re also more likely to cheat on their partners. Tch. Here are the rest of the top ten.

In its recent poll, Victoria Milan asked 5658 women who have or are currently cheating on their partner to divulge their profession. The financial sector (brokers, bankers, analysts) came out on top with 21% of all respondents coming from this profession.

The top five was rounded out by aviation (pilots, flight attendants, flight pursers), healthcare (doctors and nurses), business (CEOs, managers, secretaries) and sports (athletes, instructors, representatives.)

The poll also revealed that a whopping two out of three unfaithful women cheat at work. Here’s the top ten:

  • Financial (brokers, bankers, analysts): 21%
  • Aviation (pilots, flight attendants, flight pursers): 19%
  • Healthcare (doctors, nurses): 15%
  • Business (CEOs, managers, secretaries): 12%
  • Sports (athletes, instructors, representatives): 11%
  • Arts (musicians, models, actors, photographers): 7%
  • Nightlife Industry (DJs, dancers, waiters): 6%
  • Legal (lawyers, secretaries, prosecutors, judges): 5%
  • Communications (journalists, public relations, communicators): 4%
  • Other sectors: 2%

So does any of this mean anything? On the one hand, we’re only talking about the (female) members of a single website here. On the other hand, a sample size of 5658 isn’t exactly meaningless.

In any event, if your partner works in one of the aforementioned industries, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to cheat. But they might have more opportunity.

[Via IFLScience]


  • I know this is going to sound finicky, but shouldn’t the title of this be “Women who cheat on their partners are more likely to work in finance”? Unless, of course, there’s some study showing that it’s the working in finance that causes women to cheat on their partners.

    Additionally, I’m surprised that only 2/3 of women who cheat do so with a work colleague. When you spend the overwhelming majority of your waking hours in one place, surely that’s where you’d be getting the most opportunities?

    • I would hate to try and write a headline that actually sums this up
      From a single site, women who choose to state their profession when asked, not scaled based on workforce percentage.
      I’m not surprised by the finance one, the number of people (women in particular) involved there in that field is high. Aviation is an interesting one to consider being that high, don’t marry an air hostess would be my thought. As a percentage of the workforce I would say much, much less than 3% less compared to the finance industry.
      Plus there is also who is the target market for the site, likely to be swayed towards higher income jobs if there is a ongoing fee associated with it? Average age of people on the site, profiles, advertising and god knows what else can factor into that.

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