Posted by David FG on June 16, 2005
In Reply to: Seven-year-itch posted by Dan on June 16, 2005
: Despite the desultory meanings of "seven-year-itch" to mean 'an urge to be unfaithful after seven years' and the biblical passage of seven year scabies or locusts, I remain unsatisfied.
: There must be more to this phrase than the offered definitions. I agree that the number "7" has some sort of mystical connotation, but beyond this, a metaphysical meaning has not been explored....can anyone help in this regard?
Why look for complicated explanations when the simple one fits the bill? I have never heard any other version than the urge to infidelity after seven years.