EXPERTS have revealed that women with three certain qualities are most likely to cheat on their partners.

Women who describe themselves as "lonely" and "virile" are more likely to cheat … but if your Mrs is a housewife she is even more likely to be a love rat, according to a new study.

A survey carried out by lllicitEncounters.com, a popular dating website in the UK for married people, studied over 10,000 profiles to find out which traits are most common among cheaters.

As many as 30 per cent of the website's female users describe themselves as lonely, while 27 per cent of the women described themselves as "virile".

And 20 per cent of the website's females are homemakers - making it the most common occupation among the website's many cheaters.

Women who are homemakers made up 20 per cent of women on the dating site.
Women who are homemakers made up 20 per cent of women on the dating site. Supplied

And when it came to the men, tall, smart and rich blokes came up trumps as the top cheaters.

The results show that men are likely to cheat because of lust, arrogance and their ego, while women may turn to cheating if they begin to feel neglected by their partner.

Another popular indicator is height because 40 per cent of all males on the site are 6ft or taller.

The site's spokesman, Christian Grant, explained: "Our results show that men have a tough time suppressing their ego.

"Tall, affluent, smart - these men have it all ... or at least, they think they can have it all.

"They want to have their cake and eat it too, and that includes having as many relationships as they see fit.

"Not to mention, as a smart, wealthy and tall man, you're more likely to be attracting female attention, whether you like it or not, which only serves to fuel their ego and make them consider an affair as a plausible option.

"Women on the other hand, paint a different story altogether.

"Your typical cheating woman isn't driven by arrogance, ego or lust, but by a sense of loneliness, thanks to a lack of satisfaction in her marriage.

"This loneliness is further compounded for housewives, who potentially spend hours alone, only to further be neglected when their husbands come home."

This article originally appeared on The Sun.

Your typical cheating woman isn’t driven by arrogance, ego or lust, but by a sense of loneliness.
Your typical cheating woman isn’t driven by arrogance, ego or lust, but by a sense of loneliness. News Limited
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