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Nurses in their Late-Thirties from The West Midlands Amongst the Most Likely to be Cheated On by Partners

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 31, 2014

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New research looking into the rates of infidelity in the UK has revealed that women are most likely to be cheated on at the age of 37.

Furthermore, women polled who lived in the West Midlands of the country, and those who worked as nurses, are more likely to be the victim of infidelity than other females.

According to a new study of females across the UK, women are most likely to be cheated on by their significant others at the age of 37.

Those employed as nurses and women living in the North East of England emerged as the most likely females to witness a partner, boyfriend or husband commit infidelity.

Researchers at leading money-saving website www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk polled a total of 1,929 females aged 18 and over from around the UK for the purpose of the study.

Participating women were a balanced range of ages and from an equal spread of regions, in order to ensure unbiased results.

Respondents were initially asked if, to their knowledge, they had ever been cheated on by a partner, boyfriend or husband with whom they believed they were in a monogamous relationship with.

The vast majority, 83% admitted that they had previously been a victim of infidelity, with 34% of these individuals confessing it had happened to them in at least two separate relationships.

Women who admitted to being cheated on in the past were asked to disclose how old they were when they were cheated on, or when they were first cheated on, with the average age emerging as 37.5 years old.

The top five regions that women who were cheated on lived in at the time were broken down as follows:

1. North East- (22%)

2. Scotland- (17%)

3. South East- (13%)

4. West Midlands- (9%)

5. Wales- (7%)

Participants were then asked to disclose their occupation to researchers, at the time they were cheated on, with the most common job roles held by the betrayed women emerging as:

1. Nurse- (8%)

2. Teacher/school worker- (6%)

3. Stay at home mother- (6%)

4. Retail worker- (4%)

5. Receptionist- (3%)

A total of 34% of the women polled for the study confessed to researchers that they were still in a relationship with, or married to, a partner that had previously cheated on them, with the majority (59%) of these respondents believing that their partners would never hurt them in that way again.

George Charles, spokesperson for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, made the following comments regarding the results of the study: “Whilst many would assume that one is more susceptible to infidelity during their younger years, the fact that 37 emerged as the average age for women to be cheated on was somewhat of an unusual discovery. Whilst it is absolutely no excuse, it is possible that as a result of their long working hours and regular overnight shifts, nurses may be more prone to having a partner that strays.”

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