RELATIONSHIPS: Research shows which women are more likely to cheat on their partner

Does she use words such as ‘lonely’ or ‘virile’ in her profile? Be very afraid.

Cheating partners have been found to carry certain traits according to a new study.

Women who describe themselves as ‘lonely’, ‘virile’ and are housewives are more likely to cheat. Men who are tall, smart and rich are more likely to carry out infidelity according to the latest findings by a dating website illicitencounters.com.

The site studied more than 10,000 profiles to find out what common traits link to create the archetypal cheat. And the most common trait among cheating women was actually their job.

As many as 30% of all women on IllicitEncounters.com describe themselves as lonely. This was followed by the 27% of women who described themselves with terms such as ‘virile’ and finally, housewives, who make up 20% of all female profiles on the site.

For cheating men, their most common trait was wealth, with references to being rich, wealthy or affluent appearing in a staggering 45% of all profiles. This was followed by height. To be exact, 40% of all male profiles on the site were 6 ft or taller.

Finally, intelligent men who were educated to at least a university degree level made up as much as 38% of all profiles on the site, indicating that smarter men are more likely to cheat.

“Tall, affluent, smart – these men have it all… or at least, they think they can have it all. They want to have their cake and eat it too, and that includes having as many relationships as they see fit,” Chris Grant, the site’s spokesperson, explained.

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