The myth of the seven-year itch may be grounded in truth after all, at least as it relates to infidelity among women.
A study conducted by Victoria Milan, a dating site that caters to married people looking to cheat, says there’s a definite time frame for when women are most likely to seek out extra-marital affairs.
Using data compiled from women of different ages all over the world, the study found that the average age a woman gets married at is 29, and the average age a woman cheats at is 36.6, so the wandering eye begins to set in right around that seven-year mark.
It may be hard to put much stock into anything a guy like Victoria Milan founder Sigurd Vedal, who makes a living off cheaters, has to say on the subject. But he’s apparently thought it through and come up with a sound argument for why women often stray at this stage of a marriage.
“Perhaps their husband is not giving them the attention and respect they deserve. Perhaps they still love their partners, but the spark has vanished from their marriage,” Vedal suggests. “Alternatively, they may have an open relationship, and both have affairs to satisfy their physical needs while still sharing a tight emotional bond.”
We can’t wait to see the results of this same study done on men.