Drivers of expensive cars are more likely to have an affair, according to a new poll.

The illicitencounters.com website, which describes itself as the UK's largest extra-marital dating site, conducted a survey of its members.

It found that 20,9 percent drove a high-ranking executive car. This included 16 Bentley owners, 31 Porsche owners, five Aston Martin owners and 135 BMW owners.

And while the adulterers said their own car was important to them, only 19 percent admitted to being interested in their lovers' cars.

Sara Hartley, spokesperson for the site, said: "Many of those actively seeking an affair tend to be go getters, which is reflected in their choice of car and their chosen profession. They are often conspicuous consumers." - ananova.com