Sunday 25 September 2016

Revealed: This is the age people are most likely to cheat

Published 04/08/2016 | 13:48

Ruth Wilson as Alison and Dominic West as Noah in The Affair
Ruth Wilson as Alison and Dominic West as Noah in The Affair
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Cheating is more common than people think.

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But it's even more common at certain ages - particularly those ending with the number 9.

A new study conducted by adulterer's website IllicitEncounters.com shows the average person has an affair at the age of 39 as people tend to cheat when they're in an age ending in 9 as they see themselves at a turning point in their lives.

It starts at 19 and continues to 29, 49 and 59.

A spokesperson for the site said: "Our research shows that some people cheat to get their partner’s attention.

If their partner’s a workaholic or unavailable to them, being caught with someone else is a way of saying: ‘Hey, if you love me, pay attention to me!'

"Payback cheating is also common. If you’ve cheated in the past or done something else to hurt your partner, they might retaliate to get even."

As for when your partner is likely to cheat, the website says subscriptions increase by 25% during the summer.

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