A new study has revealed exactly when women are most likely to start playing away, or at least consider looking for sex outside of their relationship.
A wife or girlfriend is most likely to start sleeping with another man behind their partner’s back in their mid-30s.
The study was carried out by dating site Victoria Milan – a site that specialises in helping men and women find affairs.
They specialist site discovered women are much more likely to look for extramarital sex at these ages.
The average age women cheat is 36.6 years old.
They also discovered that the average age women marry is 29 years old.
So it seems the notion of the seven-year itch may exist after all – at least for women.
The passion may dwindle six or seven years after a couple ties the knot, so the study suggests.
“Perhaps they still love their partners, but the spark has vanished from their marriage.
“Alternatively, they may have an open relationship, and both have affairs to satisfy their physical needs whilst still sharing a tight emotional bond.”
Men looking to keep their relationships strong should make sure to lavish their partner with attention, Victoria Milan’s founder, Sigurd Vedal suggested.
Another study revealed why some women are more likely to cheat than others.
According to a study, a specific gene mutation causes women to cheat but does not have the same effect in men.
The in-depth study titled “Genetic analysis of human extra pair mating: heritability, between-sex correlation, and receptor genes for vasopressin and oxytocin” discovered that some women are genetically inclined to stray.
The scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia, found that a mutation of the receptor gene for the hormone vasopressin caused women to look for sex outside of their relationships.