I drive a 12-year-old Pontiac, and make of that what you will:
Scientists have long wondered whether infidelity can be predicted by what's in our genes. But a new survey suggests it may come down to what's in our garage.
In polling 3,600 people seeking or participating in extramarital affairs, Canadian company Ashley Madison.com found cheaters defy the flashy car stereotype, instead favouring less conspicuous rides. Twenty-one per cent of stray husbands drive Toyotas, followed distantly by Ford (12 per cent) and Chevy (10 per cent); as for wayward wives, 22 per cent own a Honda, followed by Ford (13 per cent) and Toyota (10 per cent).
Wow, research gem of the decade, huh? But whoever wrote the story admits that car preference is just "one piece of a byzantine picture" that includes everything from biology to opportunity. "Everybody is complex," says Kristen Mark, a sex researcher at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. "And you're not going to necessarily have somebody that carries all the [infidelity-predictive] characteristics who's a supercheater. It doesn't work like that."
Everybody is complex. Who knew? Can I see the study on that?