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    Why Men Cheat (The Answer)
    By Asha John | December 11th 2009 08:21 PM | 3 comments | Print | E-mail | Track Comments
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    Hint- It's not the obvious one.

    Here is the question:
    What is the number one reason men give for cheating on their partner?

    a) Primarily sexual dissatisfaction
    b) Other/ no dissatisfaction
    c) Equal emotional and sexual dissatisfaction
    d) Primarily emotional dissatisfaction

    The answers

    a) Primarily sexual dissatisfaction - 8%
    b) Other/ no dissatisfaction - 12%
    c) Equal emotional and sexual dissatisfaction - 32%
    d) Primarily emotional dissatisfaction - 48%


    This statistic comes from M. Gary Neuman's book "The Truth about Cheating: Why Men Stray and What you can do About it."

    According to Neuman, when men don't feel sufficiently valued or validated by their partners for the contributions to the relationship, they are more likely to stray.

    Here are some other tidbits from the book.

    According to Numen only 12% said the mistress was more beautiful than the wife or partner.

    Numan says according to his research, "the number one way the other woman differed from the cheating man's wife was that she made him feel wanted, loved and appreciated - 28%."

    Comments

    i am soooo sick and tired of hearing men cheat because their emotions were not met... if one man man spent half his time meeting his wifes emotions he wouldnt have time to cheat!!! give me a break...

    i am soooo sick and tired of hearing men cheat because their emotions were not met... if one man man spent half his time meeting his wifes emotions he wouldnt have time to cheat!!! give me a break...

    Bonny Bonobo alias Brat
    I would have thought that a blog asking why men cheat would have received more comments than this. Maybe it would have received more attention if it had asked why men and women cheat and mentioned that it takes two to tango. If a woman or man in a committed relationship is having an affair and the other person that s/he is having an affair with is aware of their cheating then both are cheating aren't they? If the committed partner turns a blind eye to their partner's affair they are also cheating, and If both partners agreed to having affairs then no one is cheating.
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