Male / Female Bankers & Extramarital Affairs - Some Interesting Facts

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A recent survey of bankers (male and female) who have had extramarital affairs threw up some interesting facts.

72% of those bankers surveyed admitted having at least one affair

87% admitted to having affairs which involved a work colleague / client

82% of male bankers who messed around at work ended up having an affair with a more junior work colleague

26% of male bankers had had an affair with their PA / secretary

A male banker is four times more likely to have an affair than a female banker

37% of male bankers admitted that they had affairs because they were cheaper than getting a divorce

24% said that they 'played away' because their wife now reminded them more of their mother

17% said that they did it for the thrill

12% said they did it because their wife no longer 'understood' them

5% said they did it because they could

4% said that they did it in the hope of getting caught

The average 'affair' for a male banker last 21 days, which incorporates just 4 meetings. The physical side of the relationship usually peters out after meeting 3. Including presents, the average affair costs the male banker £352 ($568) per meeting.

34% of male bankers say that they felt guilty after they have had an affair (but never after the first 3 secret meetings)

71% of male bankers said that, provided they weren't caught, an extramarital affair proved to be good for their marriage, as they tried harded after the affair ended

The average period between male banker affairs is 3 years 7 months

63% of male bankers said that they were convinced their wives knew about their affairs, but said nothing for the sake of the relationship

Just 5% said that they thought their wives had also had an affair

The average 'affair' for a female banker lasts 136 days, which incorporates 31 meetings. The physical side of the relationship usually peters out after about meeting 25.

71% of female bankers said that they felt guilty after every illicit meeting

The average period between female banker affairs is 5 years 4 months

Just 3% of female bankers said that they were convinced their husbands knew about their affairs

44% of female bankers said that they had affairs because their husband appeared to have lost interest in them

41% said that they weren't looking for an affair (it just happened)

11% said that they 'played away' to help ease work pressures

13% confirmed that they had had an affair with their immediate boss

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