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  • Daria Vast

Why do men cheat?

Infidelity can be a complex and emotional issue, and it's easy to point fingers and assign blame. Unfortunately, there are still those who believe that a woman is responsible for her partner's cheating, whether it's because she "didn't do enough," or "pushed him away." This type of thinking not only perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes but also overlooks the complex reasons why people cheat.

There is no one simple answer to why men cheat, as the motivations behind infidelity can be complex and varied. Some common reasons why men may cheat include:

  1. Lack of emotional fulfillment: Some men may cheat if they feel emotionally unsatisfied in their current relationship and believe they can find the emotional connection they are looking for with someone else.

  2. Sexual dissatisfaction: Some men may cheat if they are not satisfied with their sex life and believe they can find more sexual fulfillment with someone else.

  3. Low self-esteem: Some men may cheat to boost their self-esteem, as they feel validated and desired by the attention they receive from someone else.

  4. Opportunity: Some men may cheat simply because they are presented with an opportunity, and they take advantage of it without considering the consequences.

  5. Boredom: Some men may cheat if they feel bored or unfulfilled in their current relationship, and they believe that an affair will add excitement to their lives.

  6. Increased sexual activity. "My wife has become a nuisance, so I went to a prostitute." Usually, emotions are not involved in this matter.

  7. Fell in love with someone else. And in this, again, there is no blame on the previous one, we all know that it happens unexpectedly.

  8. Status dictates it. If you're a successful macho man, then you should have a wife and a mistress by default. Sometimes there are several. It depends on the size of one's ego and wallet. The same is true now for celebrities. What kind of rapper or rock star would you be without a succession of women?

Most of the time, taking each individual alterer results in a cocktail. It started with 2, then 4 joined, then 6... or 8 leads to 1 and then 4. And 5 + 3 and 4.

If you take any man, it will be found that he has 2-3 reasons to cheat. The only thing that matters is how many reasons he has NOT to cheat.

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