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Who’s More Likely to Cheat?

Over time, men have developed a stereotypical reputation of being the cheater in the relationship. However, recent studies have displayed that, controversially, many women have admitted to straying in their relationships as well. If both men and women are susceptible to cheating on their partners, how can you tell whether someone is likely to cheat or not? Luckily, studies on this topic have become more sophisticated and have targeted factors other than gender.

What makes a man more likely to cheat?

A man is more likely to cheat in a relationship if he is tall, smart and/or rich. This may seem stereotypical, but these factors correlate with men who are arrogant, lustful and full of ego, and therefore may feel more entitled to look for gratification outside of their main relationship. Tall, confident and successful men are also more likely to attract other partners and therefore open them up to more temptation than someone who is less attractive or less successful than them. This attention in turn fuels their ego that is perpetuated by their own inflated sense of self worth.

What makes a woman more likely to cheat?

A woman is more likely to look outside of her relationship for physical or emotional gratification if she feels neglected by her partner. This is highly correlated with housewives who report having high sex drives that are unfulfilled in their relationships. Women who cheat are not often driven by arrogance, ego or lust, but instead by loneliness, feelings of unfulfillment and wonderment of whether they may be something better out there for her. Therefore, housewives or stay-at-home moms often report higher desires to cheat because they spend much time alone. This evaluation of female cheating relates to the popular notion that women are more likely to cheat for emotional reasons, while men are more likely to cheat for physical reasons (and often opportunistic).

Which age group is more likely to cheat?

Contrary to what the average person may think, individuals over the age of 55 are more likely to cheat on their partners when compared to people under age 55. More specifically, people in their 50s and 60s are more likely to seek extramarital affairs. This could be due in part to couples who married or became involved too young and are therefore going through a “midlife crisis”. It could also be due to the changing views on sexuality (becoming more liberal) or the typical “growing apart”.\

If you are concerned that your partner may be cheating on you, or if your partner falls within any of the categories defined above, consider consulting a private investigator to do some digging for you.