The Reasons People Cheat In Relationships, According To Science

Science has identified the traits of those most-likely to cheat in relationships. University of Queensland researchers found people who have had higher numbers of sexual partners, have impulsive tendencies, feel detached from their partner or have low relationship satisfaction, are most-likely to cheat.

The scientists say those who are impulsive might cheat simply because they do not pause to consider the situation, while those who’ve had more sexual partners are inclined to be unfaithful because they have developed certain “skills” in that area (i.e., better able to recognize sexual advances, or be better at recruiting sex partners.)  They also found that length and depth of relationship commitment have minimal impact on fidelity. One more find: that women who’ve been cheated on ultimately grow from the experience and learn to choose better mates in the future.