Heavy metal fans are ten times less likely to cheat on their partners than jazz lovers, a new survey has found.
Victoria Milan — a dating web site for married and "attached" people seeking affairs — asked 6,558 of its members about their taste in music, and whether it made them think of their lover or their long-term partner.
The survey found that more than three quarters of cheaters think about their lover when they hear their favorite music, according to the Mirror.
Fans of jazz (19%), salsa (14%) and pop (13%) are most likely to cheat on their partner while listeners of indie music (3%) and heavy metal (2%) are less likely to stray.
Victoria Milan founder and CEO Sigurd Vedal said that music has the ability to conjure up images and feelings that need not necessarily be directly reflected in memory.
"As long-term relationships progress, the excitement and passion and fire slowly dies out and people start to look for that missing element outside their relationship," he said.
"The song you choose to listen to in your car as you go to meet your lover, or the music you are playing while you are intimate becomes much more touching than the music you walked down the aisle to ten years ago."
Cheaters surveyed by Victoria Milan listen to the following styles of music:
Classical music: 8%
Rock and roll: 5%
Heavy metal: 2%