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Women can be cheaters.
I wanted to let that stand alone because it's a fact most of society LOVES to ignore. I personally find it pretty insulting that men think we're such delicate, considerate flowers, that we couldn't possibility be motivated by the same carnal (and sometimes emotional) forces as men to look outside of a marriage.
I'm NOT condoning the behavior, but the behavior is HUMAN. It's not just male. Alright, rant over. Turns out, not only can women be cheaters, there's a specific age in which they are more likely to cheat. Who knew?
According to Victoria Milan—a dating website with a stripper name—"At a global level, the average age of women having affairs was 36.6, while the average age of marriage was 29. This makes the length of time between marriage and cheating 7.6 years. 'What do these findings teach us?' said Sigurd Vedal, founder of Victoria Milan. 'That women at a global level are, on average, seeking new lovers between 7 and 8 years after marriage."
Ah, so the 7-year-itch isn't a myth after all! I had a feeling that was the case. I knew the older generations were just lying in fear we wouldn't conform to their heteronormative, industrial marriage complex BS anymore. That was the most millennial thing I've ever written, by the way.
Anyway, the question remains, why are women of a certain age cheating? Don't you worry, Victoria Milan has you covered again—“Married women start having affairs for various reasons. 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. Alternatively, they may have an open relationship, and both have affairs to satisfy their physical needs whilst still sharing a tight emotional bond. Whatever the reason, having an affair can help married women rediscover their zest for live, their sensuality, and the physical passion they may miss. These are universal needs, and craving sexual pleasure is something billions of us have in common – no matter how many other differences we may well have.”
Well, there you have it, Gentleman. Do you best to keep your wife happy—always, but ESPECIALLY in her mid-thirties.