There seems to be a general increase in unfaithfulness amongst French women.
Polling organisation Ifop, in conjunction with the launch of Daylove.com, a website for people who want to engage in adultery, conducted a survey into women and spousal cheating.
One third of women who have never been married admit to having had sexual intercourse with someone other than their partner – a steady increase from 10 per cent in 1970 and 24 per cent in 2001.
The primary motivator of infidelity is physical attraction – and 62 per cent of women admit this is a “determining” factor; over half of women said having feelings for the other person is the most important factor.
The internet is also being increasingly used to facilitate encounters of unfaithfulness: Forty-two per cent of French women who indicated that they might cheat, said they would use a website.
But it’s not just the French.
According to data from Durex, these are the 10 most adulterous countries in the world.
- Thailand is coming right on top (pardon the pun) with 56 per cent of married couples in the study admitting to infidelity.
- Denmark: so what’s going on there, with almost half of all Danes playing away?
- Italy, unsurprisingly for the Land of Love, ranked almost as high of Denmark, with 45 per cent of its couples admitting to infidelity.
- But perhaps more surprising were the Germans ranking exactly the same as Italy on the cheating stakes.
- France recorded its fair share of liaisons dangereuses: 43 per cent of couples.
- Lower, but still rather unfortunate, were the rates of adultery among us Brits – 36 per cent.