As it turns out, scientists are now able to predict the day and even time that your partner is most likely to cheat and contact their secret lover.
Do you think that your partner may be cheating on you? Even if it’s just a hunch, you might want to keep a closer eye on them during these specific days.
New research by the affair-seeking website Illicit Encounters indicates that certain days and times create the best opportunities for cheaters to engage in their illicit affairs.
The site collected data regarding the messages people send to arrange their next hook-up, determining a prediction, down to the hour, of when we can expect cheaters to contact their secret lovers.
The days your partner is most likely to cheat on you are—wait for it —Mondays and Fridays.
We can get even more specific than that, though. Of about 600 messages sent each day, two different days and times stood out, according to the research.
The researchers found that as much as 2,000 messages are sent between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Monday mornings—the most of any other day or time. The second most popular time? Between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday evenings.
Surprised? Probably not. It stands to reason that cheaters are probably busy with their families during the weekends with their family. During their commute to work on Monday morning, though, cheaters might have the opportunity to check back in with their side fling. Add that to the likelihood that their partner won’t be nearby, and you have a recipe for an illicit encounter.
If you happen to catch your partner cheating (regardless of the day or time), there are some reactions you should definitely avoid. And you should understand that there may still be a way to get your relationship back.