Lonely housewives top the list of women most likely to cheat on their partners, according to a new survey.
IllicitEncounters.com, a dating website for married people, recently scoured over thousands of profiles to find out what traits cheaters had in common.
About 30% of women described themselves as lonely, 27% said they were virile and 20% of women with profiles on the site said they were housewives.
“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,” Illicit Encounters spokesperson Christian Grant said in a statement. “This loneliness is further compounded for housewives, who potentially spend hours alone, only to further be neglected when their husbands come home.”
The survey also found men who are tall, smart and rich are more likely to be cheaters.
According to the results, men were driven to cheat because of lust, arrogance and their ego, while women cheated because they felt neglected by their significant others.
“Our results show that men have a tough time suppressing their ego. Tall, affluent, smart – these men have is 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,” said Grant. “Not to mention, as a smart, wealthy and tall man, you’re more likely to be attracting female attention, whether you like it or not, which only serves to fuel their ego and make them consider an affair as a plausible option.”