Study Suggests Men And Women May View Cheating Very Differently

The idea that men are from Mars and women are from Venus may feel outdated or even downright sexist, but a recent study suggests that there may be some truth to that notion — at least when it comes to the way men and women tend to view cheating.

The new research suggests that, within heterosexual couples, the average male is more likely to be upset by sexual infidelity, while the average female is much more likely to be bothered by emotional infidelity. The study, recently published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, was based on a survey of 63,894 gay, lesbian, bisexual and heterosexual participants who visited back in 2007.

The crux of the survey was this prompt: “Take a moment to imagine which of the following situations would be MOST upsetting or distressing to you.” Respondents could then choose between two options: “You found out that your partner is having a sexual relationship with someone else (but has not fallen in love with this person)” or “You found out that your partner has fallen in love with someone else (but is not having a sexual relationship with this person).”

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