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Dear Sugar
I have been single for some time now and I am frustrated with men! All of the guys that I meet just want to have sex. I guess that is what I should expect when I meet guys at a bar, but it's not the only place that I've been looking.

A man told me that all men cheat. He is married and was trying to get me to sleep with him - of course I said no. He then said that all men cheat and if they tell me that they have never cheated they are just lying. I hope this is not true, because if it is, I will never date or marry. What do you think about that statement? Scared Sophie

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Dear Scared Sophie
Of course it's not true. In actuality, only 45% of married men cheat. Does that make you feel any better? But only 75% of the spouses actually know about the affair. And about 25% of married women cheat.

What I found to be the most surprising number is that only 90% of Americans think that cheating is wrong. WHOA. That means 1:10 people think it's OK to cheat. 'Sup with that?

This married guy sounds like he would say anything to get you into bed...don't listen to him! More importantly, don't get mixed up with a married man. There is nothing but heartache in it for you in the long run. Out of all the 45% of cheating husbands, only about 15% will actually wind up leaving their wives for the other woman.

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