Cheaters cheat with people less attractive than their partners.
There’s an assumption that people who have affairs cheat with someone better looking than their partners. That isn’t necessarily true. Although there are many reasons why people cheat looks aren’t always one of them. There is a survey performed by a dating site specifically for married people looking to have an affair which indicates the users polled say they found their partner/significant other to be more attractive then their affair partners. Other statistics show:
30% men cheated with women younger than their current partner
25% men found their mistresses more interesting or more in shape than their partners
55% women also found their significant partners to be more attractive then their affair partners.
50% of the women stated their lovers were in better shape, were better listeners and were more passionate
89.6% women indicated that they felt more appreciated by the person they were cheating with than their significant others.
So why even cheat? Again there are many reasons why people cheat. In this survey and a couple of other dating websites designed for married people looking to have an affair, people cheat because the other person makes for better listeners, are more compassionate and feel more appreciated by that other person. Something to think about in your own relationship/marriage.
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