For a long time now, women have been wracking their brains trying to find out why men cheat. Now, for the men reading this and are like, well, women also cheat, calm down. Yes, both men and women cheat but according to statistics, men are twice more likely to be unfaithful in relationships.
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, what is the real reason why men cheat?
According to many relationship experts and psychologists, the most common reason why men cheat is ego!
In the exterior, men who cheat look secure and even arrogant. Personal insecurity, which a lot of men have (but is rarely talked about) is what creates a huge need to have their ego stroked.
By the way, you could be the perfect woman for him. Beautiful, career minded, own money, cooks, does whatever he wants you to do in bed, loyal, intelligent, educated, faithful and yet, he will still be faithful! Ugh. What do these men want?
In the mind of a cheater, he thinks one day the woman he loves will mentally awaken to the realization that she deserves better than him and leave him. This is why men cheat on a woman, to have power over her.
While ego may be the primary reason why men are unfaithful, there are some other reasons worth mentioning:
Because it’s offered
I know this is such a lousy reason for someone to give for being unfaithful. But the truth is, when men are offered sex, they take it. Nothing boosts a man’s ego when someone else who isn’t their wife or girlfriend suggests that they find them attractive.
Most men can’t say no to sex. Reason being, that men are less likely to be propositioned and so more likely to take advantage of an opportunity when it arises.
The Ex that never goes away
Another reason why men cheat is that they never got over their ex. Sometimes men get into relationships that serve their only needs (sex) at the time as they wait for their ex to get back to them. I know this stings but it’s the truth.
So how do you know if he’s over his ex? If he stays in touch with his ex. And I’m not only talking about texts and calls. If he follows them on social media, that’s a big red flag. I’m a firm believer that once you break up with someone, you should cut off all communication. Not unless you have kids and are co-parenting.
Non-existent sex life
I hate to break it to you but men love sex! That’s a fact. It’s easy to get comfortable in a relationship to the point where you no longer have mind-blowing sex. And trust me, if he’s not getting it at home from you, he’s most likely getting it somewhere else.
Also, when you have been in a relationship or marriage for so long, you get used to the idea of having the other person around and don’t take care of your physical appearance as much as you used to. Men are visual beings and they will sleep with anything that catches their eye.