Sunday, 16 September 2012


 Attractive, charming and educated people cheat more. So do people who’re adventurous and comfortable with danger and uncertainty – attitudes which also lead to status and success. Someone who’s rich and successful is much more likely to cheat than someone who isn’t.
All things being equal, an individual’s attractiveness influences how likely he or she is to cheat.  Attraction comes in many different forms – it is influenced by one’s physical appearance, one’s social skills, and one’s tangible resources (money).  The more one is in demand, the more likely one is to cheat.  People, who have higher incomes, more education, and successful careers, are more likely to cheat than people who are less successful.  And physical attractiveness also plays an important role.


Again, all things being equal, the more individual free time people have the more likely they are to cheat.  Couples who have separate social lives, friends, careers, travel plans, and so on are much more likely to cheat than couples who spend most of their time together.  The more opportunity people have to cheat, the greater the odds that cheating will occur.

Risk Taking
People who like to take risks or have a sense of adventure are more likely to cheat than people who are more fearful or timid by nature.  And there is most likely a genetic component involved in risk-taking behavior - some people may be predisposed to taking risks

Sexual Desire
Sexual desire varies from person to person.  Some people have a very high sex drive while other people are much less concerned or interested in sex.  And people with a high, rather than low, sex drive are more likely to cheat.  Again, sexual desire appears to be influenced by genetic factors.  Some people are inherently more easily aroused and driven by their desire for sex than other people.  People who have multiple affairs are often addicted to the novelty and excitement which infidelity can provide .  Men, more so than women, also tend to have a higher sex drive and are more likely to cheat.

Thrill Seekers 
Bored women may seek an escape from their daily existence by pursuing the thrill of a forbidden relationship. People with a high sense of adventure, who like taking risks are also more likely to cheat than those who are more timid or fearful by nature.

Financial Dependence

 More economically dependent a man is of his female partner, the more likely he is to cheat. For women, financial dependency has the opposite effect: the more financially dependent she is of her partner, the less likely she is to cheat.

Psychological Issues

People often use psychological issues as an excuse to cheat on their partner. Sex can act as a drug to make people feel better, so a partner with low self-esteem may be more likely to cheat. Having sex with others may make this person feel more desirable, although this illusion is usually short-lived. A woman who feels unattractive to her partner may cheat if another guy comes along and starts telling her how beautiful and special she is.

Relationship Issues 

People seldom cheat if they are in a healthy relationship. Women often cheat out of resentment or revenge when they notice their partner giving others sexual attention. The most common reason women give for cheating is not having their needs met emotionally. Men, on the other hand may cheat if they feel sexually unfulfilled by their partner.

Attitude Toward Love and Romance

Attachment and Love Styles
Some people view love and romance as a sacred bond between two individuals.  Other people see love as a game, where the goal is to manipulate another individual and gain emotional power over a partner.  People who view love as a game are much more likely to have multiple love interests; cheating is just another way to gain control over one's spouse.  Also, people with a dismissing style of attachment, are more likely to cheat.

Relational Problems
As problems emerge in a relationship, people are more likely to cheat.  Infidelity is more common in relationships where people feel misunderstood, under appreciated and where fighting and bickering is common.

Sense of Entitlement
Some people, due to their position in society, their beliefs about gender roles, or their cultural upbringing, believe that it is their right to cheat on their partners.  In other words, some people believe that cheating is a privilege to which they are entitled.  Such individuals, philanders, often engage in infidelity with little guilt or remorse.
Additionally,  is an interactive quiz designed to let you compare your romantic partner against our profile of people who cheat.

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