Half of the Dutch cheat

Almost half of all Dutch sometimes cheats.  According to a research study by Psychology Magazine. After the act, they feel very guilty.

2,300 people participated to the research survey (500 men, 1800 women).

Results of the survey

  • 43% has ever cheated
  • 50% has ever been cheated on

With who do they cheat?

  • Friend (17 percent)
  • Colleague (16 percent)
  • Ex-partner (11 percent)
  • Stranger (10 percent)
  • Vague acquaintance (9 percent)

What do they find difficult about adultery

  • Guilt (29 percent – women more than men)
  • Doubts about the choice between partner and lover (19 percent)
  • Fear that it comes out (14 percent)
  • Lying to partner (13 percent)
  • The Double Life (9 percent)

With whom they share their affair?

With no one (male: 58 percent female 33 percent)
With one or more close friends / girlfriends (Male 41 percent, Female 65 percent) With partner (Male 25 percent, Female 34 percent)



(Source: Psychologie Magazine)


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Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.

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