Men and women tend to stray for different reasons – but what is his number one motivator for infidelity?
Love rats have opened up about the real reasons they do the dirty – and they’re pretty shocking.
New research has shed light on why men in particular play away from their long-term partners.
According to a new survey of more than 2,300 Brits – who have all cheated at least once in the past – men are most likely to commit adultery when the other person starts flirting.
Researchers found that a whopping 48% of men went elsewhere for sex when someone else made the first move.
The second most popular reason for cheating was because the current relationship had already broken down, but the guilty party wasn’t technically broken up yet.
Other top motivators included an unsatisfactory sex life (39%), thinking the affair could turn into something more serious (24%) and simply being drunk (21%).
The poll also revealed that two fifths of cheating Brits continued as though nothing had happened after being unfaithful – choosing not to come clean to their partner.
And 28% of cheats only admitted to the truth after being caught out, with many continuing their relationship after the sordid confession.
George Charles, spokesperson for VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, said: “Ultimately, if you’re not happy with an aspect of your life, you’re the only one who can do something about it.
“If you’re not happy with your relationship, work on it or leave.
“Whilst you may be comfortable and worried about change if you were to separate, it’s better than cheating on someone and hurting them, and yourself, in the long run.”
Meanwhile previously ladies opened up about the top alibis they use to keep their infidelity under wraps.
According to recent research by extra-marital dating site Gleeden, most ladies pretend they’re off for a girl’s night out when they are actually sneaking off for sex.
The survey, which quizzed more than 18,000 members, found that 66% of women use an “evening out with friends” as their number one alibi.
Other popular lies included “I’m taking some me-time” either shopping or at the spa, or “I have a professional obligation”.
Pumping iron at the gym was a cover-story used by 27% of women, while 11% said they were visiting parents or family.
Here are the top five reasons men cheat:
1. Someone else made the first move – 48%
2. My relationship was pretty much over, we just hadn’t broken up – 42%
3. My sex life at home was suffering – 39%
4. I thought it was potentially going somewhere – 24%
5. I was drunk – 21%
Via Daily Star UK