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U of M alums want to cheat on spouses more than grads of any other school, study finds

When it comes to love and marriage, you shouldn't trust Gophers, apparently.
When it comes to love and marriage, you shouldn't trust Gophers, apparently.

Ashley Madison -- a website that bills itself as "the online personals & dating destination for casual encounters, married dating, discreet encounters and extramarital affairs" -- put together a list of "Cheating Universities: The Top 10 Alma Maters of American Adulterers" earlier this fall.

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And lo and behold, the study found that no group of alums is more adulterous than University of Minnesota Gophers, as 7.8 percent of the 10,350 Ashley Madison members surveyed were U of M alums, the highest percentage of any school.

The top 10 list mostly features well-known party schools such as Arizona State, Ohio State, and USC. Two other Big 10 schools are on there as well -- the University of Iowa and Michigan.

With regard to all the party schools on the list, Ashley Madison founder Noel Biderman remarked, "It's apparent from our survey that certain campuses offer a climate that's more conducive to would-be adulterers, typically someone more adventurous and looking to have new experiences."

Interestingly, married folks with advanced degrees appear to be more likely to cheat than those with less education. According to the study, 9.4 percent of cheaters only completed high school, while 12.2 percent obtained a degree from a junior or community college, and 23.3 percent have a postgraduate degree of some sort.

And if you marry a psychology major, be wary. The study indicates that psych majors are more likely than any others to be at least interested in cheating on their spouses.

h/t -- Bring Me The News

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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