If you could predict whether or not your partner is likely to cheat, would you? It’s a thorny question, but new research has revealed you just might be able to… via the sign of the zodiac that they belong to. Yes, that’s right – you can assess their faithfulness just by knowing when they were born. Curious? Erm, us too.
While you might feel a bit awks asking someone their star sign before you know their name, you might be saving yourself some precious time and heartache by sussing their astrological profile straight up.
According to extra-marital dating site IllicitEncounters.com, who surveyed 180,000 of their cheating members, you can use your partner’s star sign to predict how likely they are to stay faithful.
So which star sign is home to the most cheaters? Let’s just say if you’re dating a Capricorn (born between 22nd December and 20th January) close your eyes: 16% of cheaters belong to this star sign, closely followed by Libras (born between 23rd September and 22nd October) with 13%.
And if you want to score a partner who is more likely to stay faithful, you should – according to the data – choose a Sagittarius, born between 23rd November and 22nd December. Only 4% of them are currently cheating on their partner. Other star signs less likely to cheat are Aquarius (5%) and Pisces (5%).
Here are the full results, listed by the percentage of people from each star sign who are currently cheating on their partner, from highest to lowest:
The research also revealed which star signs are most likely to get cheated on. Spare a thought for those born in late July and early August, because 14% of adulterers are cheating on a Leo. Those poor, naive lions.
A spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said: “Capricorns are earth signs who are extremely practical. When a Capricorn is in a marriage that is not making them entirely happy their solution is to go seek that happiness elsewhere. Being practical, Capricorns are more than capable of compartmentalising their affair and are great at keeping secrets and are therefore unlikely to get caught cheating.
“Meanwhile, Sagittarius’ belong to the fire element, and they are fiercely independent, once a Sagittarius makes a commitment, they stick to it. A Sagittarius is always on the search for sex, love and relationships, however they are more inclined to escape an unhappy marriage than look for some extra-marital fun.”
And as if that wasn’t enough to take in, did you know you can also use astrology to find out who’ll you’ll have the best sexual chemistry with? Well, you can. And you’re welcome.