55% Married Indian Couples Cheat Their Partners (Photo Credit: Pexels.com)
Extra-marital affairs and infidelity have become quite common in relationships, and according to the latest survey by India's first extra-marital app, Gleeden, about 55% of married Indians have been unfaithful to their partners at least once. Out of which 56% are women, reports Livemint. This research was conducted among 1,525 Indian married individuals between the age of 25 and 50, across Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.
The research further revealed that 48% of Indians believe that it is possible to be in love with two people at the same time. On the other hand, 46% think that one can cheat on a person while still being in love with them. This is probably why Indians are ready to forgive their partners in case they found out about cheating. According to the survey, 7% would forgive the partner without a second thought, while 40% would do so if the circumstances were extenuating. Similarly, they expect to be forgiven by their partner (69%).
Further, 49% of married people in India confessed of having had an intimate relationship with someone other than their spouse, while almost 5 out of 10 have already indulged in casual sex (47%) or one-night stands (46%). 41% of Indian women have admitted of having regular sexual intercourses with someone other than the spouse, while 26% men have confessed the same. 53% of Indian married women admitted having already had an intimate relationship outside their marriage, against 43% men.
''Indian women seem particularly open-minded about infidelity, especially when it involves romance. Gleeden offers a virtual environment where you can start a new love story with like-minded individuals without the downside of a real-life affair. Women can have the full romantic experience, resting ensured that their privacy will be fully protected, and their secret will remain safe. That’s why Gleeden is attracting a bigger number of female users every day, it provides them with privacy, discretion, and a choice of partners way beyond their usual circles," Solene Paillet, marketing director of Gleeden, said in a statement.