But surveys and other data seem to point broadly to the conclusion that many Americans say one thing and do another when it comes to monogamy.
Americans are consistently among the most conservative people in the world when it comes to attitudes toward extramarital sex.
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For example, 80% of Americans versus 36% of Russians believe that extramarital sex is "always wrong".
Yet estimates of American men involved in extramarital affairs range from 22% to 75%; estimates for women range from 14% to 60%.
This is partly due to the nature of the topic and the understandable reluctance someone may have to acknowledge, even to an impartial researcher or statistician, that they've had an affair.
It's also a function of how young the scientific study of relationships is.
But the reality is that anyone can be subject to the temptations that affairs offer, whether it's the traveling salesman, the preschool teacher, your child's pediatrician, or even your clergyman.
Reliable statistics on infidelity are hard to come by.
“Since the beginning Feeld’s mission was to make our society more accepting and open,” Feeld’s founder and “chief inspiration officer” Dimo Trifonov told me in an email.
“You can say that Feeld is for forward-thinking humans who don’t put themselves in predefined frameworks.” Society has “tried so hard to make work this cold place where [we] just earn money,” he goes on, “that the concept of bringing feelings there might scare some people.
According to a recent article by psychological scientist Adam Grant, “We may be underestimating the impact of workplace friendships on our happiness — and our effectiveness.” For instance, employees who report having friends at work benefit from higher levels of productivity, retention, and job satisfaction, and report being seven times more likely to be engaged in their work compared to their “friendless” counterparts.