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Save the date: Your partner is most likely to cheat on you on January 9, 2017

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The bad news: people cheat. The good news: We can now (sort of) prevent them from doing so by figuring out when they're most likely to be unfaithful, at least according to cheaters' dating site Gleeden.

The website, which boasts 3.3 million members, recently released data that "has found that the New Year is a particularly popular time among those who are unfaithful," according to the New York Post.

Specifically, the second Monday after Christmas seems to be the most traffic-heavy day of the year—in 2017, that would be Monday, January 9.

“On Monday, January 11, 2016, the site also recorded an increase in registrations of more than 320 percent,” said an official spokesperson when commenting on last year's recorded statistics. “This trend is observed throughout the month of January."

In a survey of 13,000 members, 52% admitted that their January cheating habits were based on their desire to "regain [...] freedom" after the "festive season."

Although we find a need to break free from post-holiday routine a completely unfounded reason to be unfaithful (is there ever an acceptable rationale for cheating?), consider yourself warned: This upcoming Monday, romantic relationships might be in danger, so feel free to monitor your partner's Internet activity and/or schedule a very special date night.