A shocking new survey has revealed that the more education people in the United Kingdom receive, the more likely they are to have an affair. Statistics show that more than 69% of women and over 65% of men who achieve higher education will be tempted to stray.

The study, conducted by Victoria Milan – a dating site for married and attached people looking to have an affair – looked into the education levels of 385,280 of its active users in North America to discover whether a person is more or less likely to stray based on their level of education.

The survey polled men and women from all walks of life, taking into account people who didn’t complete high school or college, those who graduated from high school, technical school, college or achieved a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate.

The group most likely to engage in an erotic affair is those who graduated from college, with 36.87% of women and 25.23% of men confessing they have strayed.

A trend appears with the next level up in education – a Bachelor’s degree – gives people a bit more confidence, with 18.98% of women and 20.32% of men deciding to embark on an adulterous adventure.

Men and women with a Masters are third most likely to slip between the sheets with someone other than their beloved partner. 16.75% of men and 14.45% of women who have achieved their Masters have no issue getting hot and heavy with someone outside of their primary relationship.

The most faithful women are those who have achieved their Doctorate (1.40%) followed by those who completed technical education (3.44% women). The men least likely to stray are those who didn’t complete high school (2.33%) followed by those achieved their Doctorate (3.12%).

Founder and CEO of Victoria Milan, Sigurd Vedal, said the survey showed that the more educated men and women in the United States are, the more likely they are to get hot and heavy between the sheets with someone other than their primary partner.

“People with university credentials are the ones most likely to have an affair and those with limited education are the most faithful. What this tells us is that highly educated people are likely to have more time on their hands, while the working class are too busy making ends meet to have time for a sexy fling,” Mr Vedal said.

I’m not sure if I agree with this survey or the conclusions drawn from it, but I think it’s an interesting perspective that should be explored a bit more. In the meantime, getchu a High School dropout – Ha!

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