Rachel Hosie – July 6, 2017
Extra-marital sex is on the up.
And you’d be forgiven for thinking the younger generations, what with their swiping and their apps and their commitment issues, are the ones driving this. But you’d be wrong.
A new study has found that older people are cheating on their husbands and wives much more than their younger counterparts.
According to the research published by the Institute for Family Studies, 20 per cent of married Americans aged over 55 admit to extra-marital sex, compared to just 14 per cent of those under 55.
It’s easy to assume that this is simply because older people are likely to have been married longer and have thus had more time to cheat – the majority were married between 20 and 30 years – but the study reveals that instances of adultery in older marriages has soared since 2000.