The Age Women Are Most Likely To Cheat

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 The Age Women Are Most Likely To Cheat
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Is it because of the seven-year itch? Perhaps a mid-life crisis? Whatever it is, there is a certain time in a woman’s marriage that she’s more likely to fall into another man’s arms.

Science takes a look at the phenomena behind why women cheat and what causes wives to run off with the pool boy, get frisky with the cable guy or sip cocktails with a much younger man.

According to a study by extra-marital affair dating site Victoria Milan, there seems to be a pattern in the age women are most likely to cheat.

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Though you may think it's women in their twenties who consider cheating on their spouse, it's actually women who are 37 years old.

According to their findings, the average age of women having affairs worldwide is 36.6, which is about seven years after getting married, according to the average age of marriage, 29.

Aside from determining the age women are most likely to cheat, the study also offered some more specific findings such as it takes American women about 8.5 years to cheat on average, and Irish women cheat faster than most — on average, after 3.6 years of marriage.

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Sigurd Vedal, the founder of Victoria Milan, explained why he thinks married women cheat.

"Perhaps their husband is not giving them the attention and respect they deserve. Perhaps they still love their partners, but the spark has vanished from their marriage... Whatever the reason, having an affair can help married women rediscover their zest for life, their sensuality, and the physical passion they may miss. These are universal needs, and craving sexual pleasure is something billions of us have in common — no matter how many other differences we may well have."

As a woman myself, I can attest to how important it is to get proper attention and respect from a partner. If I feel emotionally neglected, I am far more likely to wonder if the cute guy at the bar would find me more interesting than my boyfriend.

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For men, I can imagine that not getting enough sex from their wives would make them look for it elsewhere. So, men, if you want your wives to stay in your bed, and only yours, try paying more attention to them, especially on their 37th birthday. 

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Shannon Ullman is a writer who focuses on women’s health, pop culture, entertainment, and relationships.