Most of us have never associated Mother's Day with unfaithful women, but there appears to be a connection - especially if men don't remember their women on that sentimental holiday.
According to the New York Post, the day following Mother's Day is the second most popular day women start cheating-or at least looking to cheat. The number one day, as if you hadn't guessed, is Valentine's Day.
Women who stray aren't necessarily looking for sensational sex. They just want to be appreciated. The Post quoted Marie, 52, a woman from New Jersey who went on the prowl after her husband failed to give her anything for Mother's Day. Even her kids gave her cards, and we know how reluctant kids are to buy cards.
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"I'm not asking for roses and being showered with gifts," Marie told the newspaper. "But how about bringing me a cup of coffee? You'd at least like your husband to acknowledge that you're the mother of his children."
That was when Marie hit the online dating sites - especially one for unfulfilled married women looking for a good time. She didn't have too much trouble finding one, and now she's having an affair with a man she calls "my lover."
And there are statistics to back up Marie's experience: A massive married-dating website called Ashley Madison said that it set a record the day after Mother's Day 2010. A total of 31,427 women signed up. That's a lot of angry, unfulfilled women.
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The lesson here: Give moms something on Mother's Day - whether it's flowers, jewelry, chocolates or an expensive card. (However, flowers, jewelry and chocolates are better. Especially jewelry.)
And women can learn something, too: Ask for what you want. Many women don't, thinking it's unromantic and that their guy should "just know" what they want. Well, most of them don't. So speak up. If you get a fabulous pair of diamond stud earrings, who cares that you asked for them?
For the lucky women whose men do remember Mother's Day, return the favor by giving him something nice on Father's Day.
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