Another recession casualty: Male fidelity


Unemployment is leading to more men cheating on their wives -- the same women who are returning to work so these men will have a bed to sleep in at night.

Web sites that help people start affairs are seeing an increase in business during the recession as more men who can't find jobs are looking for other ways to fill their time and build up their self-esteem that has been falling since they were laid off.

"In the past six months, we've seen a 25% increase in members versus the previous six months, and it's certainly being driven by the recession," David Rees, founder and director of, which helps facilitate affairs, told theLondon Daily Mail.

LimeLife, a Web site aimed at women, reports that since people with low self-esteem are more likely to cheat on their partners, the recession is leading to more men cheating on their wives.