Just like an impressive job, a dazzling smile or a Tinder profile pic featuring a cute dog can signify a winning suitor, the mention of a university degree can often be an appealing attribute to the opposite sex.
But if it is your date’s higher education that has got you weak at the knees then you need to read this.
Research from extra-marital dating site Victoria Milan has found that those who have graduated from university were more likely to be unfaithful.
Yep, the website surveyed nearly 80,000 of their Australian users and found that women with a bachelor’s degree were 22.5 per cent more likely to stray while men with the same education level were 17.6 per cent more likely to cheat.
Recent statistics show that 44% of the Australian population has a BA or higher, so that’s a whole lot of infidelity.
“Aussies with university credentials are the ones most likely to have an affair and those with limited education are the most faithful,” said Victoria Milan CEO, Sigurd Vedal.
“What this tells us is that highly educated people are likely to have more time on their hands, while the working class are too busy making ends meet to have time for a sexy fling.”
But it’s not all bad news for schooling, the study also found that men and women with doctorates were the groups least likely to commit adultery (1.3 per cent and 1.4 per cent respectively).