Man, we're not even done with January yet and this year has already been a wild ride for dating trends. Between "flexting", "cricketing", "ghostbusting" and now, this study on which zodiac sign is most likely to cheat — we're more confused than ever! How's a guy supposed to find Mrs. Right when all of this information is swarming around? What should we ignore? Better yet, what should we be taking seriously? In the spirit of not only guiding, but educating our readers, we'd like relay some information provided by the world’s leading married dating website, Ashley Madison. Normally we don't read into astrology all that much, but when it comes to numbers, they don't lie, y'all.
Before we delve into the top 5, let's just go ahead and call out the biggest cheaters of all —Capricorns. Those born between December 21 and January 19, are the most common zodiac sign on Ashley Madison. Consequently, the site shared that they see an 8.1% sign up increase during that time. Coincidence? We think not. Ashley Madison explains:
"Capricorns, symbolized by the horn headed sea-goat, are known for their determination and dominance, along with being practical and willful. This comes as no surprise then that they are taking charge of their sex life and looking for some fun and excitement with like-minded members on the married dating website. However, what’s interesting is this zodiac sign is also known to live by a moral code which is often traditional and conventional. Perhaps they are putting that aside when it comes to their sexual gratification or maybe they seek outside partners to satisfy their physical needs so they are able to stay in their marriage and avoid divorce."
See what we're saying?! That's a pretty damn confusing explanation, if you ask us. How is a zodiac sign known for morality being associated with cheating? Well, we suppose that in 2018, there are simply no rules. It's best to stick to facts and figures as your strongest ally.
If you're going to read into astrology, make sure it's supported by research — not the woman down the street selling crystals out of the trunk of her car. Now, here's the full top 5:
The Top 5 Signs For Sign Ups On Ashley Madison
- Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)
- Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
- Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
- Taurus (April 20 - May 21)
- Cancer (June 21-July 22)
What's curious, is with the exception of Gemini (May 21 - June 20) all of these signs are in exact succession. We wonder if there's some relevance to that or if it's just one of those unexplained phenomena. In either event, the research is sound and perhaps it would be wise to heed our warning. We mean, don't go breaking off your engagement or anything, but, if you've just started dating someone, keep this information in the back of your mind!
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