Why do people cheat? Maybe it's a question you've asked yourself as you stare into the dark of night slowly inserting pins into a voodoo doll of your ex. Well, you need search for answers no longer as a new study from the University of Queensland Australia has discovered the most common reasons why people cheat.
Over 100 adults were asked questions about their relationship including length, alternative options, number of previous sexual partners and lifestyle habits like how much they drank.
Contrary to what you might assume, both length of relationship and commitment issues were not recurrent factors that caused cheating. Instead, low satisfaction in the relationship and feeling detached from a partner both scored highly in reasons why people cheat.
Personality type and lifestyle choices also impacted how likely people were to stray. Those with high levels of impulsivity and a more past sexual partners were more likely to do the dirty on their current partner.
Whilst men were more likely to have sex outside their relationship, women were just as likely to kiss another person according to the study: "Gender effects are significant in the prediction of engagement in (or inclination to engage in) highly intimate extradyadic sexual activities. However, moderately intimate sexual activities, such as kissing, that are unaccompanied by highly intimate sexual activities are not significantly associated with gender effects."
Just don't go getting obsessed with your girlfriends "magic number", it doesn't mean she'll leave you for a personal trainer.