Alicia M. Walker, an associate professor of sociology at Missouri State University, is responsible for the groundbreaking data regarding the origins and frequency of women cheating in the new millennium. According to Walker, the idea that men are responsible for the majority of social cheating on a relationship is entirely wrong. The data she collected tells a very different story, one that shows a shockingly higher number of women participating in infidelity than men.”
There is no single reason that Walker’s study shows why more women are cheating on their relationship than ever before. As an associate professor of sociology, Walker found several reasons to be prevalent in her data including, boredom, feeling neglected and often a sense of empowerment that they could get away with breaking society’s rules. The reasons she found varied from the physical to the emotional but all had the common thread of opportunity.