Cheaters are often known to rationalize their behaviour with a long list of excuses, but experts say the cause of infidelity can be narrowed down to three main factors.
A new study conducted by British extramarital affair service lllicit Encounters says women who describe themselves as “lonely” and/or “virile” are most likely to cheat — but one particular profession encourages infidelity above all others.
Women who identify as “homemakers” top the list of those committing the love crime, according to data collected from more than 10,000 profiles on the affair website.
“Your typical cheating woman isn’t driven by arrogance, ego or lust, but by a sense of loneliness, thanks to a lack of satisfaction in her marriage,” spokesman Christian Grant said. “This loneliness is further compounded for housewives, who potentially spend hours alone, only to further be neglected when their husbands come home.”
Amongst men, the results differed. The survey showed that men who cheat are likely driven by ego — with tall, wealthy, intelligent men scoring high in infidelity.
“Our results show that men have a tough time suppressing their ego. Tall, affluent, smart — these men have it all… or at least, they think they can have it all. They want to have their cake and eat it too, and that includes having as many relationships as they see fit,” Grant added.
Earlier this year, a study by VictoriaMilan, a dating site for adults seeking extramarital affairs, conducted their own study to find the average age in which a married woman might look for love elsewhere.
Data collected from global users found the average age of infidelity to be 36.6 (assuming the woman was married by 29), or about seven to eight years after saying their vows.
You know what they say, folks: happy wife, happy life.