VictoriaMilan, a dating site connecting attached adults for discrete extramarital affairs, reveals the average length of time between women getting married and conducting affairs.
When undertaking this research, Victoria Milan assessed figures from across multiple continents and countries. The study covered adult women of all ages, and collated the average age of women cheating and their age at marriage.
Average Age of Women Cheating Around the World
The differences in age of women embarking on affairs varies considerably from one country to another. In the UK, the majority of women (30 percent) cheating on their partner were aged between 25 and 29, while in Finland just 15 percent of women cheating fell into the same age range.
However, while younger ladies may have accounted for a higher percentage in the UK, more mature women in other countries were having extramarital relations. In Spain, the most common age for women having affairs was found to be aged between 40 and 44, while in Hungary, the most common age group for women cheating on their partners was 45 to 49.
Average Time Between Marriage and Affairs
The research revealed that women in different countries sought passion outside their own marriages at varying lengths of time after tying the knot.
In Europe, the country with the shortest period from nuptials to affairs was Ireland, with just 3.6 years, having married at 30.8 on average.
Continuing with Europe, Sweden’s married women waited 4.1 years after the ceremony before having an affair. The UK’s women cheated after 4.4 years of marriage.
In the USA, women started having affairs after 8.5 years of marriage, and the average age was 35.5. Further north, in Canada, women embarked on affairs after 6.7 years (with an average cheating age of 35.8).
In South America, women were found to cheat after 7.4 years, with an average age of 33.4.
South Africa’s women, meanwhile, left 6.8 years between marriage and their affairs (cheating at 35.8).
At a global level, the average age of women having affairs was 36.6, while the average age of marriage was 29. This makes the length of time between marriage and cheating 7.6 years.
“What do these findings teach us?” said Sigurd Vedal, founder of Victoria Milan. “That women at a global level are, on average, seeking new lovers between seven and eight years after marriage.
“Married women start having affairs for various reasons. Perhaps their husband is not giving them the attention and respect they deserve. Perhaps they still love their partners, but the spark has vanished from their marriage. Alternatively, they may have an open relationship, and both have affairs to satisfy their physical needs whilst still sharing a tight emotional bond."