New data collected by Gleeden, a dating site of 3.3 million people looking to cheat, has found that you or your partner are most likely to engage in an affair on the second Monday after Christmas, which this year falls on January 9.
Why? Well, the results accrued from thousands of users showed a particular spike of activity during the month of January.
Perhaps this reflects peoples' New Year’s resolutions to get back in the dating pool, or maybe it’s because users wanted to “regain their freedom” after the festive season, which is what 52 per cent of participants who were likely to cheat said.
“Routine may weigh down on individuals, or be rather oppressive when it follows extended periods devoted to family life," says Solene Paillet, director of communications at Gleeden.
“This is the result of a legitimate human need: to have fun and think of oneself.”
Romantic, isn't it?
Then again, those worried about their partners' ways could always consider giving a last-minute Christmas gift of this anti-cheating wedding band, that leaves your partner "branded" should they try to take their ring off for a quick bit of flirting...
In lighter news, dating app Tinder has found what is proven to be the best dating day of the year, and let’s just say that we’re a bit confused.
According to the popular hook up tool, January 8 is expected to be the day to find the one.
This apparently comes down to ‘Dating Sunday’ – the first Sunday of the new year – which, according to data collected, appears to be the biggest day for swiping right - a 12 per cent increase in matches is expected this year.
“The New Year is the perfect time to find love because so many singles are feeling refreshed and ready to put themselves out there," said Tinder Sociologist Dr. Jess Carbino.
"With the close of one year comes new beginnings in the next, and during the last few weeks of the year, people often take time to reflect on their accomplishments, failures, as well as reassess how to improve their lives in the New Year — especially in the romance category. For singles, a very common New Year’s resolution is to find a significant other."
Now, since the first real Sunday (New Year ’s Day) was spent sleeping/feeling sorry for ourselves after the night before, Tinder has proclaimed this coming Sunday as the one that holds the key to our hearts.
So, if both of these prophecies work out to be true, you’re going to meet the significant other of your dreams, and then either you or them will cheat the following day.