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Overview of Report on Online Affairs
Including the results of TWO surveys:
847 people who had an online affair themselves
1,047 people whose spouses had an online affair
by Peggy Vaughan

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This eBook reports on the critical (and growing) problem of Online Affairs. It includes the results of TWO Surveys that I conducted through my Website:
--One survey includes 847 people who had an online affair themselves.
--The second survey includes 1,047 people whose spouses had an online affair.

Each participant answered 20 multiple-choice questions about various aspects of their experience. They also had the opportunity to share "comments" about their experience—which are included in the report as well.

Below is a list of the questions included in the survey:

1. Gender:
2. How did you make the initial contact?
3. Were you actively seeking an online affair?
4. Were you completely honest about yourself (marital status, age, job)?
5. How long did it take to move to one-on-one contact (IM, e-mail, chat)?
6. How long did it take to begin "intimate sharing" and/or "sex talk?"
7. How much time was generally spent in a typical online interaction?
8. How often did you talk to the other person online?
9. Where did you make most of your online contacts?
10. Did you ever begin talking on the phone?
11. Did you ever swap photos?
12. Did you ever meet in person?
13. Did you ever have a physical sexual relationship?
14. Was the other person married also?
15. How did it end?
16. How long did it last (or has it lasted so far)?
17. Did your spouse suspect and/or confront your online affair?
18. Did you admit to the online affair?
19. Did your spouse ever learn the full truth?
20. Are you still married and living with spouse?

While you can read the responses to ALL 20 questions upon purchasing the eBook, I want to go ahead and share the striking responses to a few of the questions in the first survey of those who had an online affair themsevles.

Below are the responses to some key questions:

Gender
30% - Male
70% - Female

Were you actively seeking an online affair?
21% - Yes
79% - No

How long did it take to move to one-on-one contact (IM, e-mail, chat)?
56% - Less than a week
24% - One week to one month
19% - More than one month

Did you ever meet in person?
59% - Yes
41% - No

Did you ever have a physical sexual relationship?
49% - Yes
51% - No

The above responses illustrate the prevalence of women getting involved in Online Affairs and the surprising speed and degree to which they became seriously involved— noting that while 79% of the respondents said they were "not seeking an affair, 49% eventually developed a physical sexual relationship. The "comments" they shared about their experience (which are also included in the report) shed a little more light on the progression of this whole process.

To read a "typical scenario" of the way online affairs usually progress, see an article permanently posted on this Website (which is also included in the 158-page eBook described here), see: Online Affairs.

I hope the results of this survey (and the additional "comments" and "postings by others about their experiences related to online affairs") will bring more recognition of the inherent dangers involved in Internet activity that is kept secret. While the Internet can be a wonderful source of information, this study shows that it can also lead to a dangerous Online Affair.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
What everyone needs to know about "Online Affairs"
Is an Online Affair actually an Affair?
Are online affairs a threat to marriages?
A Typical Scenario of the Progression of Online Affairs
Overview of Report of TWO surveys
Responses of those who had an Online Affair themselves
Responses of those whose SPOUSES had an Online Affair
Comments from respondents who had an Online Affair
Comments from respondents whose spouses had an Online Affair
Stories Posted by others who had Online Affairs
Some Postings Responding to above Stories
Stories Posted by Spouses
Other Postings by Spouses (and responses)
Postings of Real-Life Horror Stories - and a Warning
Resources on the Internet

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