As Dads everywhere prepare to spend Father’s Day with their beloved offspring, a shocking survey is revealing that millions may unknowingly be served breakfast in bed by another man's child. Extra-marital dating site AshleyMadison.com asked their philandering female members whether they'd ever become pregnant via affair and passed the child off as their husband's anyway. In a data set flash that would make Kinsey's head spin, out of the 102,137 women surveyed on the dating site designed for those already in relationships:
* A staggering 9% admitted their husbands are unaware they did not father at least one of the children they're raising
* An additional 16% admit they're not exactly positive who the father of one or more of their kids is
* Of these cheating hearts, 72.4% admit their youngest child is the tot in question
It's already been shown that more than 10% of births in the U.S. are to women with more than one concurrent heterosexual partner, and the most extensive report ever done on paternity concluded 2% of men with “high paternity confidence” married men who had every reason to believe they were their father were, in fact, not the biological parent. That means about 4 million children are wrongly identifying their biological father, while over 3 million American men falsely believe they have biological children. Also, over the past decade, genetic testing has become big business with the number of paternity tests taken every year jumping 64%, to more than 400,000.
Despite what might be one of the most revealing insights the American family has seen in decades, AshleyMadison.com Founder Noel Biderman insists people shouldn't feel too bad for the duped dads- the day following Father's Day is one of the busiest days of the year for male sign-ups on the naughty dating site. Last year, 23,649 men joined on the Monday following Father's Day, 3.5x more new sign-ups than the typical Monday.
According to Biderman, “Perhaps on a subconscious level, some of these fathers have come to recognize the family in front of them may not be progeny of their own. In that instance, an affair can become a form of retaliation.” Biderman predicts another flock of unfulfilled fathers will head to his site yet again this year in conjunction with Father's Day.