When it comes to cheating, a lot of things can be a dead giveaway, including late nights in work, excessive lying and total disinterest in your relationship, however a new study suggests that age can also play a massive factor in whether you're likely to stray or not.
A new study by British website IllicitEncounters.com, which encourages its members to take part in extramarital affairs, has revealed that 39-year-olds are most likely to stray followed by people who are approaching a new decade in age (a.k.a. ages ending with the number 9).
The research claims that 39-year-olds are taking the phrase 'life begins at 40' to heart, and are the biggest offenders when it comes to having affairs.
A spokesperson for the website 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.”
According to the website, 75% pf people surveyed said the reason they cheat on their partner is due to lack of excitement in the bedroom.
54% said they strayed because the opportunity came along and 46% said it was down to boredom.
Astonishingly, 28% of people said they cheated because they reconnected with an old flame on social media and 22% said they just needed a change.