Infidelity exists in every culture, country, and creed, but according to a recent survey, there are certain professions that people who cheat on partners are more drawn to than others. It's still up for debate whether the jobs themselves promote infidelity, or that people predisposed to cheat are more likely to seek out these professions. 

According to the survey recently taken by the “infidelity dating website,” Victoria Milan, individuals working in the finance field, such as brokers, bankers, and analysts, are more likely to cheat than those in any other profession. However, following those in finance comes those in the aviation field, healthcare, business, and sports. These results are based on a poll of more than 5,000 women who have or currently are cheating on their partners, The Mirror reported.

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According to the survey, the majority of women cheat at work because it is both easy and exciting, though 85 percent regret the decision to sleep with a colleague. Here are some more caveats: cheating with a colleague increases your risk of getting caught, and ups your chances of having to associate with your ex-lover after the relationship ends, but in better news, most women cite that having an inter-work affair did not affect their professional careers or their work performance.

Here is a compilation of the complete list:

1. Financial (brokers, bankers, analysts)

2. Aviation (pilots, flight attendants, flight pursers)

3. Healthcare (doctors, nurses)

4. Business (CEOs, managers, secretaries)

5. Sports (athletes, instructors, representatives)

6. Arts (musicians, models, actors, photographers)

7. Nightlife Industry (DJs, dancers, waiters)

8. Legal (lawyers, secretaries, prosecutors, judges)

9. Communications (journalists, public relations, communicators)

Why People Cheat

According to psychologist Jay Kent Ferraro in his book Surprised by Love, there are a number of reasons that people begin affairs, and not all of them are insidious, Psychology Today reported. For example, there are the classic affairs, done out of selfishness or during a mid-life crisis, but some affairs may begin as a subconscious way to end a relationship the individual feels trapped inside. Other affairs, known as fantasy and flight affairs, are done with the intent of feeling or experiencing something that the cheater feels is “missing” in their marriage.

There are also some common characteristics among cheaters. For example, one study suggested that some individuals are actually more genetically inclined to unfaithfulness, and women with a certain mutation of a receptor gene for vasopressin, a hormone that affects trust and empathy, are more likely to engage in an affair.

Although this may come as a bit of a surprise, cheating is not the leading cause of divorce, and the majority of couples are able to heal and grow after a single infidelity. However, repeated acts of infidelity, such as those associated with an affair, do increase the likelihood of a couple splitting up, unless they have an underlying reason for staying together, such as children, Dr. Tina B. Tessina, a psychotherapist in Long Beach, Calif., and author of Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage, previously told Medical Daily .

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