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Interesting Information on Infidelity Investigations

  • February 20, 2012
  • by ServeNow Staff

Infidelity Investigations InfographicSigns of a cheating spouse infographic

Recently, PInow surveyed their network of trusted infidelity investigators to find out what their experience has revealed to be the most common signs of a cheating spouse. The results were displayed in an infographic, titled "Signs of a Cheating Spouse." Process servers who offer investigative services may find the data compelling.

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6 common signs of a cheating spouse

1. Changes in intimacy and affection
2. Suspicious phone habits
3. Changes in appearance
4. Suspicious Internet and computer use
5. Changes in work routine
6. Changes in bathing habits

Other signs included concealing credit card statements, having bills mailed to a P.O. box, finding strange receipts, running errands or going out for long periods of time without the spouse, flirting with friends of the opposite sex and a change in overall attitude.

Notable statistics

Statistics regarding infidelity investigations were gathered from the survey. Additional marriage statistics were provided by The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Indiana University, Business Week, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

  • The average infidelity investigation costs $2,377
    (Prices were listed from $500 - $5,500) 
  • Infidelity investigations can last anywhere from 4 hours to 6 months
  • Most investigators say that infidelity is confirmed in over 75% of investigations
  • 30-60% of married people will cheat
    (A range is provided because study participants sometimes choose not to admit infidelity even in blind studies)
  • When infidelity occurs in a marriage, 55% of the time the husband does the cheating, while 45% of the time it’s the wife
  • 74% of husbands and 68% of wives would have an affair if they knew they wouldn’t get caught
  • Wives who suspect their husbands are cheating are correct 85% of the time, while husbands who suspect their wives are cheating are correct 50% of the time.

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