Listen The older you are, the more likely you are to cheat, a new study by the Institute for Family Studies says. According to researchers, adults over the age of 55 are cheating on their partners at a higher rate compared to younger married couples under Story continues below In fact, the study, which looked at data from the General Social Survey in the U. Those in their 50s and 60s, however, were the most likely to cheat. Nichole Wolfinger, lead author of the study from the University of Utah, believes there may be a few reasons as to why this age gap exists. First, he notes, many couples in their 50s and 60s got married at between 20 and 30 years of age, so lengthy marriages and midlife crises may play a role in the behaviour.
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More people over 50 are having affairs. While overall the percent of people admitting to affairs is holding steady, in recent years those in their 50s and 60s have been straying more, while their younger counterparts are cheating less. It may start innocently. You get into a conversation with your college ex over Facebook. Or you begin flirting with a colleague at work. Then the flirting becomes more touchy, the messages more sexual.
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These factors do not come into play for men who, overall, are 7 percent more likely to cheat than women. It's also well-known that men are women cheat for different reasons. While men are more likely to be motivated by physical urges, women are more often driven to cheat for emotional reasons, such as feeling neglected by their spouse. Still, given that times have changed so much since the s, when infidelity was reportedly at its peak, you'd think we'd have achieved some more gender parity when it comes to infidelity.
But nearly a third claim to be having affairs instead. Older people are much more likely to be tempted into infidelity than the young, a study has found. The reason, according to an examination of more than 13, sex lives, is that those in their 20s and 30s are not likely to have settled into marriage or a long-term relationship. And even if they have, they are more likely to be in "the first flush of romance". But the middle-aged find the lure of an affair "overwhelming", according to the survey results.