The top five reasons why women cheat have been revealed, and apparently they start to stray three years into marriage, according to a new study.
The survey of 2,000 people found that boredom was the most common reason behind women being unfaithful, followed by growing apart over lockdown, The Sun reports.
The findings, from IllicitEncounters.com, revealed that reconnecting with an old flame on social media was named as the next most common factor behind a break-up, followed by changing as a person.
And making up the top five was another common excuse — being drunk.
Interestingly the reasons why men cheat were very different, with blokes naming lack of s*x as the top factor behind looking elsewhere.
But they were on the same page as women for the second reason, with boredom over lockdown also playing a part in them playing away.
In third spot was men believing they’re too young to settle down, while a one-night-stand was in fourth spot.
In fifth place was men seeing their mate cheat, and thinking they were also missing out on some side action.
The study also found that women first cheat three-and-a-half years after they get married.
Blokes seem to last a little longer in the relationship, with their eye only wandering after three years and ten months.
“The Seven Year Itch has been halved with relationships first hitting a rocky patch far earlier than in previous years,” IllicitEncounters.com relationship expert, Jessica Leoni said.
“This trend has been going on for several years and it has been accelerated by Covid.
“Life’s too short to be stuck in a dull relationship where there is a little conversation and the s*x is the same every time.”
She explained that people are sticking with their partners because they cannot afford to move but then getting fresh excitement by having discreet affairs.
“We expect the time when people first cheat to come down even faster over the next few years as unhappy partners increasingly live for the moment without thinking about the consequences.”