This may be one of the consequences of a gossiping woman’s habit. Far from wanting to keep it a secret, 4 out of 10 women claim to talk about it with a close friend. In contrast, three-quarters of men who have an affair have a greater fear of being caught so often they prefer to hide it, or else tell it to strangers who are certainly safer than close friends.
Only 6% of men dare to be open to close friends, while the other 12% talk about it when chatting casually with new people. In contrast to the 43% of women who often spread the secret to her close friends, 15% of women even open their shame, to more than a friend.
Psychologists say this is because “men do not believe as easily as women when it comes to friendship, and men are ‘programmed’ not to reveal anything that can make their position urgent.” In short, men are not easy to tell about themselves, while women instead, more open. “Men have friendships in different ways than women.”
Then, why talk to strangers is preferred by men? Because he thinks “I will not get in touch with this person anymore, so there’s no risk of getting caught.” While women (perhaps wiser) are not easy to open themselves to strangers because they feel no power to believe in others. Rather than tell it to a stranger, women usually prefer to confess their sin to their couple.