If April 1 is the best date to pull a good prank, January 9 is for cheating. A new analysis revealed that January 9 is the most common date for people to cheat on their partners.
The Mirror reported, citing study results from online dating site Gleeden, that site activity peaks on this date. Gleeden is a popular site for extramarital encounters with 3.3 million users all over the world.
Site for Extramarital Affairs
But Gleeden communications chief Solene Paillet said that this year’s result does not surprise them at all. Gleeden noted that relationships oftentimes bore people, prompting them to look for new adventure.
Site data revealed that website activity peaks on January 9, or the second Monday of January. The post-holidays seemed a special date for unfaithful partners as shown in the analysis.
The report noted that the trend could be attributed to the long holiday vacation where most couples spend a considerable amount of time together. This excessive celebration pushes some committed individuals to yearn for a quick fling.
Why People Cheat
That reason is true to at least 52 percent of the users surveyed, which roughly translate to more than half. Around a quarter of the surveyed users at 26 percent said they wanted something new in their lives.
Only 19 percent of the participants responded that they want to try new experience for the new year. The survey revealed that different people have different reasons for their infidelity.
“By registering with Gleeden or spending more time on the online platform, members are seeking a means to inject a little excitement into their everyday life. Routine may weigh down on individuals, or be rather oppressive when it follows extended periods devoted to family life,” Paillet was quoted as saying by Mirror.
A 2014 report from the Huffington Post showed several reasons behind infidelity backed by different studies. One study pointed out that narcissistic individuals tend to cheat than those without this personality disorder. Some other factors, including genes, the deepness of a man’s voice, and parental experience, among other things, could also contribute for people to cheat on their partners.