Using data from their 2017 General Social Survey, the IFS found that 20 percent of men and 13 percent of women say theyve had sex with someone other than their spouse. But later, among those aged 50 to 69, about 24 percent of men cheat, compared to 16 percent of women.
Why do older men cheat on their wife?
Men are more likely to have affairs than women and are often seeking more sex or attention. 2 Men express their love in a more physical way — they often dont have the perfect feeling words for their wives. When women cheat, theyre often trying to fill an emotional void.
Do older couples have affairs?
Research says older people are less likely to dissolve their marriages in the wake of extramarital sex. Today, Americans aged 55 and older report having more extramarital affairs than Americans under 55, according to The Institute for Family Studies.