Infidelity is one of the main reasons couples split up. And never say never, because you never know - under particular circumstances, you too might find yourself walking out on your partner.
We often tend to think that infidelity and deceit are linked to immaturity, or just something young people do. But that couldn't be further from the truth! A study revealed at what age you are most likely to be cheated on, and we're confident that the results are not at all what you expected.
The University of New Hampshire carried out this study, which concludes that men's eyes start to wander (and they start to consider being with other women) at age 55.
As for women, thoughts of infidelity peak at age 45. According to the researchers, the reason for this discrepancy is that:
The benefits of female infidelity reduce after the age of 40 because a woman would no longer benefit in terms of improved gene quality from the affair. Men also experience a reduction of sperm quality around the age of 45, but the reproductive benefits of an affair expand further into a man's lifetime than a woman's.
Conclusion? It appears that most cheaters are looking for an escape from their responsibilities related to family, children, etc...
Knowing this, if you're pushing 50, you should probably be especially mindful and keep an eye on your partner.