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Despite the rampant binge-drinking, it seems as if St. Patrick's Day has become somewhat of a sacred holiday for cheaters. By that, we mean, they simply won't be cheating. A new study from leading married dating website, Ashley Madison, examined cheaters' behaviors during this forthcoming St. Patty’s Day. After surveying 1,370 Ashley Madison members, some pretty interesting takeaways were revealed.
For starters, 69% of respondents will spending St. Patty’s with their spouse (56% will celebrate at home). Additionally, more women (16%) than men (7%) will actually be cheating on St. Patty’s. While we'd love to sit here and give thanks to the luck of the Irish, there has to be a more sound explanation for the lack of cheating going on, right? Well, as it turns out, there are a few.
Isabella Mise, Director of Communications for Ashley Madison explains, "Because St. Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend this year, it make sense that our members are prioritizing their spouse and home life. Without the potential excuse of staying at the office late or going out for drinks after work with colleagues, there is less opportunity to cheat discreetly."
Wow, just when our faith in love was being restored, we get hit with an explanation like that. So, it seems the lack of cheating is merely a scheduling issue — how romantic. The reason for this being that, according to a previous survey of Ashley Madison members, nearly a third (31%) of cheaters tell their spouse that they were working late when planning an affair.
Well, there you have it, guys. Even if your significant other is cheating on you, she won't be doing so this St. Patrick's Day. I suppose we can do a very dismal, "Cheers!" to that.
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