- According to new data from Ashley Madison, a dating platform for married people looking for affairs, many cheaters are attracted to the same fictional television characters.
- The company polled 1,865 of its users to determine the top five female and male fictional television characters they fantasized about most often.
- Tom Ellis’s Lucifer was the most fantasized about male character, and Katherine Heigl’s Samantha Wheeler in “Suits” topped the list of female characters.
- Game of Thrones characters Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen were also popular to fantasize about.
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There are classic signs that suggest your partner is cheating on you, like being extremely private or narcissistic, but according to new data from Ashley Madison, a dating platform for married people looking for affairs, many cheaters have something else in common: which fictional television characters they’re attracted to.
Ashley Madison polled 1,865 of its users to determine the top five female and male fictional television characters they fantasized about most often. The company sent these users lists of 10 female characters and 10 male characters from currently popular television shows and asked them to vote for their favorite to fantasize about in each category.
When it came to male characters, actor Tom Ellis’s Lucifer topped the list, with 46% of female respondents saying they’ve fantasized about the main “Lucifer” character, a fallen angel who’s returned to earth to wreak havoc because he’s bored of his life in hell.
The other four most popular male television character fantasies included Tommy Shelby played by Cillian Murphy in the British drama “Peaky Blinders” (14% of respondents), Harvey Specter played by Gabriel Macht in “Suits” (12%), Jon Snow played by Kit Harington in the HBO hit “Game of Thrones” (9%), and Alfie Solomons played by Tom Hardy in “Peaky Blinders” (7%).