A recent survey carried out by illicitencounters.com, a popular dating website in the UK for married people looking to stray, studied over 10,000 profiles to find out which traits are most common among cheaters.
The findings? Among women, roughly 30 per cent of the website’s users describe themselves as “lonely”, 27 per cent describe themselves as “virile”, while 20 per cent listed their primary job as “homemaker” – making it the most common occupation among women on the site.
In stark contrast, the most common traits among male users of the site are “tall” (over 40 per cent of male users describe themselves as standing more than 183cm), “smart” and “rich” (“modesty” was clearly not on the list).
“Our results show that men have a tough time suppressing their ego,” says the site’s spokesman, Christian Grant. “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.”
Women, according to Grant, display a completely different mentality: “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. This loneliness is further compounded for housewives, who potentially spend hours alone, only to further be neglected when their husbands come home.”