Today has been dubbed “Unfaithful Friday” because it’s the most popular day for affairs.
According to a new survey conducted by illicitencounters.com – the UK’s leading married-dating website – those thinking about cheating are most likely to do it at 6:45pm on a Friday.
They surveyed 1,000 people to get the results, and also found out the excuse most people will tell their partners.
According to the dating website, using a social night out with co-workers is the most popular excuse.
This is probably due to the fact it’s the start of the weekend and getting home late wouldn’t necessarily cause suspicion.
In fact 92% of those surveyed stated working late or seeing friends from work as their main excuse.
The research also concluded cheating partners were likely to see their lover twice a week, with Tuesday night coming in second.
Sunday is the least likely time people would cheat on their partners.
Other excuses involved going to the gym, with 74% of people using it as a cover up, followed by seeing an old friend, being delayed by traffic and shopping.
IllicitEncounters.com spokesman Christian Grant said: “What this new research shows is that cheats are creatures of habit.
“They have strict routines which they tend to stick to when they are seeing their lover.”
It comes after a scorned wife read out affair texts during her wedding instead of her marriage vows this week.